PEOPLE in the Torrington area are being invited to an open day at the town’s community hospital to find out how the local NHS team can help to improve their health and wellbeing.
The second Torrington Hospital Health and Wellbeing Hub Open Day takes place on Wednesday 21 October.
The event, from 10am to 3pm, will have a focus on falls prevention and safety at home.
Emma Bagwell, matron for the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “The team provides a wide range of services – at the hospital and in patients’ own homes – to help improve people’s health and wellbeing and maintain their independence.
“Visitors to the open day can find out more about the care and support we offer, as well as the social and voluntary services available locally.”
People can meet members of the team, take a basic health check and learn about day treatments and the many other clinics and services available at the hub.
They can also suggest services they’d like to see at the hub in the future, which will be considered by the newly-formed steering group.
Refreshments will be available.
The event follows on from the hospital’s first open day at the end of September.
Emma said: “The first event was a great success and we’d like to thank everyone who attended, including those who came all the way from East Devon to see what’s happening in Torrington.
“The feedback was very positive and many people were surprised at the number and variety of services we offer at the hospital and in the community.
“People said they enjoyed meeting and speaking to the staff and finding out how they can access support locally, especially social and voluntary services.”
Sarah Pike, physiotherapist, said: “It was lovely to welcome members of the public to the hospital and give advice on falls and basic health and wellbeing.”
The final open day this year is on Thursday 26 November, from 10am to 3pm, and further events are planned for 2016.
People arriving by car are asked to park nearby as the hospital car park will be for patients attending clinics only.