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Hospital open day

This year’s hospital Open Day will be taking place on Saturday, 9 September 2017 with hundreds of activities and stalls on offer throughout the day. The Open Day is a fantastic day for all the family to find out more about the hospital and UHS, the services we provide, the amazing opportunities available and ground-breaking work taking place. 

The theme for 2017 is Health Hero Academy and we'd like to invite you to work your way around the hospital and the various activities before graduating from our special one day-only school.

Activities on offer include the chance to look inside an ambulance, visit one of our theatres, get involved in a research study, find out why we are looking to build a dedicated children’s emergency and trauma department, learn more about the Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance, and discover how a hawk helps us keep the site pest free.

The Open Day will run from 10.30am to 3.30pm at Southampton General Hospital. There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day and have fun. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note: some activities are subject to availability including the air ambulance, which may be called away for missions at short notice.

If you are a local company or business that would like to get involved with the Open Day, please email

Volunteers are incredibly important and valued within the Trust, so if you are interested in volunteering for UHS and supporting us on the Open Day, please email