Sheffield medics to get muddy for hospital

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A group of consultants from Sheffield are swapping hospital wards for an obstacle course.

The women, who work at Weston Park Hospital, are taking on a ‘Pretty Muddy’ challenge to raise cash for the specialist hospital.

They hope to raise more than registrar colleagues who are also taking part.

Clinical Director of Weston Park Hospital, Trish Fisher, said: “Cancer touches the lives of nearly everyone in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

“The medical teams and their support teams at Weston Park Hospital work tirelessly to improve the outcomes and experiences of patients receiving vital treatment for their cancer at the hospital.

“However, we recognise that we couldn’t provide the service we do without the support of a number of charities and in particular the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

“So as well as some team building and healthy competition between the registrars and the consultants we wanted to recognise the valuable work of the cancer charity in supporting our hospital and staff.”

Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity director, Samantha Kennedy, said: “It’s fantastic that staff are taking time out of their busy schedules to raise money so that we are able to continue supporting their imperative care of cancer patients across our region.

“The staff at the hospital provide exceptional treatment and care to patients - we hear that all the time from patients and supporters.

“Our role as a charity is to support these teams, complementing the services provided by the NHS to ensure we aren’t simply treating the patient, but the needs of the person.”