A top notch team of hospital staff are donning their walking boots to raise vital charity cash! 

The team of ramblers, who specialise in respiratory disease on the Brearley 4 ward at the Northern General Hospital, are taking part in the charity’s annual Walk for Wards event which they hope will fund specialist chairs for the wards’ patients.

Why do Brearley 4 patients need reclining chairs?

Kimberley Compson, Clinical Support Worker at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, said: “Brearley 4 is a 24 bedded ward specialising in respiratory disease, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung cancer and people requiring chest drains for various reasons. 

“We also have a four bedded Respiratory Support Unit within the ward for high dependency patients requiring non-invasive ventilation and people with tracheostomies and laryngectomies.

“Last year we received a donation from Walk for Wards from a relative of a patient we cared for. Due to that we felt that it was something we as a ward could get involved with together.

“Fundraising is important to us as we do get many donations from patients and family members which we are very grateful for.

“Sitting patients out of bed is something Brearley 4 strives to do as it promotes patient wellbeing as well as improve respiratory function. Obviously normal armchairs are provided by the Trust, but many of our patients would benefit from a specialist reclining chair.  We hope that we raise enough money to purchase at least one of these for our patients.”

Walk for Wards

Walk for Wards is a 5k or 10k sponsored walk at the Longshaw Estate in the Peak District on Sunday 9 September 2018 from 9.30am. There is a minimum sponsorship of £15 per person. 

Funds raised will help improve care and treatment for local people.

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