Published: 18/08/2005, Volume II5, No. 5969 Page 7

Maxillofacial surgeon Patrick Magennis (left) shows Aintree Hospitals trust chief executive Jim Birrell how to screw together a broken jaw.

Mr Birrell was attending University Hospital Aintree's maxillofacial unit open day this month.

The event showed patients, visitors and staff the wide range of work that goes on the work, and the different people who do it.

Along with the opportunity to see the type of work surgeons like Mr Magennis do, those who attended the event also saw the treatments, help, advice and support available to maxillofacial patients.