GUESTS of all ages are being given the chance to look around an operating theatre, test out their CPR skills, meet a wide range of medical experts and much more during an open day.

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will throw open the doors to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, in Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, 30 September.

Visitors will be able to collect a map from the main reception which will list the array of activities on offer during the open day.

These include finding out more about the specialist machinery works in the radiology department, the cath labs and an operating theatre, find out how good your CPR skills with clinical skills experts and just how clean your hands are with the hospital’s infection control team.

Meanwhile, teddy bears and dolls can even receive treatment in the plaster room, with specialists on hand to put their injured limbs in a cast and youngsters can also have a picture taken with a motorbike used to transport blood.

Elizabeth Padmore, chairman of the trust, said: “It promises to be a really good day, with activities suitable for the whole family.

“It’s a great chance for the public to get a look behind the scenes at their local hospital, speak to some of our experts and learn about the great work that goes on in the Trust.

“I’m very much looking forward to it, and I would encourage people to come along and enjoy what should be a really good event.”

Other activities on the day include touring the hospital kitchen including a taste of the food produced, a jobs fair taking place in the main restaurant for visitors to find out more about working for the Trust and tucking into a cup of tea and a cake with the Trust chaplain.

The event is free, with parking available at the hospital for those attending.