Sheffield hospital staff help with design creations

A nursing staff design challenge has taken place at Hallam University's Cantor building in Arundel Street, Sheffield. Our picture shows team 4 members, from left, Yuki Machida, Joao Moco, Michael Iles, Jim Dawton, Elizabeth Raby, Lise Pape, Chris Yeardley and Chris McDermott.
A nursing staff design challenge has taken place at Hallam University's Cantor building in Arundel Street, Sheffield. Our picture shows team 4 members, from left, Yuki Machida, Joao Moco, Michael Iles, Jim Dawton, Elizabeth Raby, Lise Pape, Chris Yeardley and Chris McDermott.
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Doctors, nurses and diet experts helped designers put on their thinking caps to take part in a 24-hour challenge to help cystic fibrosis sufferers.

Designers were given a day to create new products or services which could help people cope with the illness better during the international Design 4 Health Conference at Sheffield Hallam University.

A team from the Northern General Hospital took part, including a cystic fibrosis ward sister and a patient, and a group from Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, which conducts research into brain diseases.

They were quizzed by the designers on what it is like to live with cystic fibrosis and the impact it has on sufferers’ lives, before work started on the projects.

The best entries were given prizes in an award ceremony.

One of the winning designs was a teddy bear and book set, which could be used by doctors in hospitals and clinics to explain to children how cystic fibrosis affects them internally.