Open day and annual members meeting with a difference

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Annual members meeting 2011

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is inviting visitors, members of the public and staff to a special open day event on Tuesday 24 July from 11am to 2pm with a fitness for health and the Olympics theme.

The event in the atrium at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough will offer free mini-heath checks and advice and fun events will include a Bokwa fitness demonstration – intense cardiovascular workout combined with South African war dance, Capoeira, kickboxing and steps – and a table tennis demonstration with a robot machine.

Various stalls will also offer a range of general health advice including blood pressure and BMI checks, smoking cessation, falls and osteoporosis advice and food safety and healthy eating advice from Middlesbrough Council’s food safety team and much more.

Those attending event, which is part of the trust’s annual members meeting, will be given an event map to find their way to the stalls that they are most interested in.

Those interested in finding out more about their local hospitals and community services can also sign up as members of the trust for free. People can also join online at

Chairman Deborah Jenkins said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to come along and meet some of our staff and find out more about the wide range of services we provide. We hope that people will take advantage of all the free health and fitness advice on offer.”

Annual members meeting

The annual members meeting, where the trust’s chief executive, Simon Pleydell, will provide an overview of our clinical and financial performance over the last year, will also be held in the atrium, south entrance, The James Cook University Hospital at 12 noon on Tuesday 24 July, as part of the event.