Altrincham Hospital throws opens its doors to celebrate its first anniversary on Saturday 23rd April
To celebrate its first anniversary, Altrincham Hospital will be
throwing open its doors to the local community on Saturday
23rd April between 10am - 3pm. The open day will
be a great opportunity for people to take a look around the
community hospital's facilities and find out more about the wide
range of general and specialist health services on offer to local
Guided tours will be available throughout the open day and there
will be refreshments.
The purpose-built hospital opened last April to replace previous
outdated facilities in the old Victorian hospital on Market
Street. All services from the previous hospital transferred
to the new development, including the nurse-led minor injuries unit
for the assessment of minor conditions including fractures, burns
and wounds where emergency nurse practitioners see 50-60 patients a
Altrincham Hospital provides a wide range of general and
specialist outpatient clinics, diagnostic services (X-ray and
ultrasound), physiotherapy and phlebotomy (blood testing) for more
than 24,000 patients every year. These are complemented by a
number of new and extended services including a new renal dialysis
unit, the first time that maintenance dialysis has been provided in
Trafford, together with a major expansion of adult ophthalmology
(eye) services provided by experts from Manchester Royal Eye
Hospital, and expanded adult and paediatric audiology (hearing)
clinics where more than 5,000 patients are currently treated.
The hospital also has state-of-the-art digital radiography
equipment that produces high quality X-ray and ultrasound images
within seconds for consultant radiologists to review.
"We are very proud of the services we provide at Altrincham
Hospital," said Mary Burney, Director of Trafford
Hospitals. "We hope that people will take this opportunity to
come along and have a look around our state of-the-art facilities
and speak to our staff about our services." said Mary Burney,
Director of Trafford Hospitals.
"We now provide more health services than ever before in this
pleasant and modern environment. We look forward to welcoming
all our visitors on the day."