By abbie_yeovil at 14:38 on 08/10/12
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Yeovil District Hospital will be giving demonstrations, talks and medical care to members of the public who attend their Open Day this Thursday.
One of the day's highlights will be demonstrations of Sim Man3G – an interactive robot patient who can be programmed to suffer from a range of medical conditions.
Sim Man3G talks to employees and tells them how he is feeling. He is designed to test train medical staff keeping them on their toes.
Nurses will be on hand to check blood pressure and pulses and departments such as the Medical Electronics Department will be opening its doors and showing off their wide range of up to date equipment.
The hospital's therapy team will even be carrying out cognitive assessments on members of the public, designed for patients who have memory difficulties.
Those who attend will also have the opportunity to find out more about death and bereavement, organ donation, the Flying Colours Appeal and non-clinical careers within the hospital.
There will be a wide range of lectures including talks from Scientists from the Pathology Department, employees in Infection Control and Doctors from the Stroke team.
A discussion will also take place at the lecture theatre at 2.30pm where diabetes and healthy hearts will be discussed by specialists.
In addition, tasty produce will be on offer for those who get a bit peckish, giving the public a chance to learn more about the governors' local food initiative
The open day starts at 1.30pm on Thursday 11 October and all members of the public are welcome. If you wish to attend contact Daniel Biggs on 01935 384585or e-mail email@example.com.
Sim Man 3G - Interactive robot patient
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012