The sun was shining as Wigton hospital opened its doors to the local community on Sunday 21st August which was attended by around 300 people.
Hannah Reeson, District Nurse Team lead organised the open day she said, “Our aim for this event was to collaborate with all services. We brought together Cumbria Police, Cumbria Fire and Rescue services, different parts of the third sector and a range of NHS services to showcase what is out there for the local community.
“We encouraged physical and craft activities for families with fitness demonstrations including Wigton Tae Kwon Do, HT Fitness Soul Barre Fusion, Cumbria Recycling and Chrysallis Makaton choir.
“Our Health and Wellbeing Garden has been revamped and this was on show with the new water feature.
Christopher Scott the Wigton Mayor attended the event and explained that the hospital holds a special place in his heart as his grandparents were cared for on the ward. He thanked the staff and others for an enjoyable and informative day.
Hannah added “We would like to thank our local communities who also supported us with kind offers of the use of gazebos from Allerdale Borough Council and tables from Wigton Rugby Club.
“It really was a fantastic day and so many of the community came and commented that it was lovely to see what was available in and around the community and what was happening at the hospital."
Lots of people commented that they were now better informed of local services for parents and families and really enjoyed the day.
Click here for the link to watch a video from the event.