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Celebrating the Success of the Wrightington Hospital Open Day

Newsdate: 30 September 2016 Wrightington Open Day

On 24 September, Wrightington Hospital hosted an open day to celebrate the official opening of the Charnley building and launch a new charity, the Wrightington Wish Fund. Over 600 enthusiastic guests joined us for the day and we were also delighted to welcome the Rt. Hon. Andy Burnham who performed the official opening ceremony for the Charnley building.

Visitors were given the opportunity to look around the new £18.1 million, award-winning Orthopaedic unit. The unit features 28 beds made up of three four-bedded bays and 16 single en-suite rooms, a new admissions unit and an impressive four bay, barn theatre complex. The new unit has vastly improved the environment in which Wrightington Open Daypatients receive care and will further boost Wrightington Hospital’s national and international reputation for being a centre of excellence.

In addition to touring the new unit, attendees of the open day also took part in a range of activities including medical demonstrations, chats with the consultants, giant board games, a tug-of-war challenge, a football shoot out, a classic car exhibition, sampling of delicious baked treats and a raffle full of generously donated prizes. Entertainment was provided by the Three Wishes Choir and Wish FM who were on hand to help host the day.

The day also marked the launch of the Wrightington Wish Fund, which supports the purchase of medical equipment and items that will improve the patient experience whilst in hospital. Part of the fundraising activities included the inaugural sponsored Wish Walk. In total the day raised over £4,000.

Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the day happen!

For images from the day please see the albums on our Facebook page:

Charnley Building opening with Rt. Hon. Andy Burnham
Wish Walk
Wrightington Hospital Open Day