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Tours are sold out – but there’s still plenty to do at the RD&E’s open day this Saturday


This Saturday the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital is holding its first open day in nearly a decade, and there is something for everyone!

Taking place from 10am – 3pm on Saturday 22nd September, visitors to the hospital’s Wonford site in Barrack Road will be able to see our state-of-the-art surgical robot, get creative with our ‘fun with fruit and veg’ and even learn some clinical skills such as how to use a defibrillator. Although the behind-the-scenes tours of departments such as laboratories, theatres and diagnostics have now all sold out, make sure to check with staff as there may be a few spaces available on the day.

Discover a new talent with our Greek or Bollywood dance classes before cycling hard to make a smoothie. With games, live music, face painting and delicious street food at the open day’s HQ outside the RILD building, there is something for the whole family.

For those interested in a career in the NHS, advice will be available on the day with the opportunity to speak with hospital staff about their roles as well as the chance to sit in on seminars from guest speakers on topics such as ‘The future of medicine’.

Admission and parking is free for the event, although donations to the RD&E’s charitable partners, FORCE and Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF) are welcome with additional fundraising activities taking place throughout the day. All information about the open day can be found at:

Suzanne Tracey, RD&E Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted the Trust is holding this open day, our first for many years. This year we are marking 70 years of the NHS and the open day will be a fantastic way to celebrate this important anniversary with the wider community.”

Added 18 September 2018

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