Team NLAG put their wheels in motion to better patient experience
Cycling mad consultants and porters from Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospital Trust (NLAG) were among a team of 13 cyclists who have been raising funds for the Trusts official charity, the Health Tree Foundation (HTF).
The group cycled 58 miles from the front door of Goole hospital to Scunthorpe hospital and finally Diana, Princess of Wales hospital, Grimsby raising an impressive £700 plus for the Rear into Gear charity appeal.
The aim of the appeal is to raise £200,000 to buy two sets of state-of-the-art keyhole surgery equipment which will be used to treat patients with bowel conditions, including cancer, at Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals.
Sally Yates, logistics and waste manager at the Trust, said: “The staff 3 sites cycle challenge began in soggy conditions but by the time we arrived in Scunthorpe the sun had come out to greet us and the weather for the rest of the ride fine.”
“I would like to thank Rob Hartridge, who gave up his spare time to be our support driver and all the participants for making it a great event, bring on next year!”
Lauren Alexander, community champion for the Health Tree Foundation, said: “It’s heartening to see members of staff giving up their valuable time off to raise funds for their hospital’s charity. We really appreciate their efforts and thank them for helping us get closer to our Rear into Gear target”.
HTF provides the above and beyond items for patient experience, granting wishes submitted by family, patients and staff. These wishes can include creature comforts such as pressure sensitive chairs, magazines in waiting areas and specialist equipment.
If you would like to get involved in helping provide wishes for patients at one of your local hospitals, please get in touch with Lauren Alexander on 03033 304514 or firstname.lastname@example.org