Fundraising Consultants Complete Ben Nevis Climb

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Three Royal Stoke University Hospital consultants have successfully tackled the UK’s highest mountain to raise funds to help improve patient experience at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM).

Dr Sanjeev Nayak, Consultant Interventional Neuroradiologist, Dr Nageswar Bandla, Consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthetics and Mr Sandeep Konduru, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon climbed the 2,500 feet up Ben Nevis in Scotland to raise funds for UHNM Charity.

The trio have so far raised just over £1,000 which will go towards UHNM Charity’s work of improving patient experience at the Royal Stoke.

Dr Sanjeev Nayak said, “The climb was strenuous and challenging, yet at the same time enjoyable. We all love nature and the outdoors, and were thinking what to do next after taking part in regular treks across the UK, as well as the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal earlier in the year. UHNM Charity is a great cause and we wanted to do something for the benefit of our patients.”

The consultants were joined by GP colleague Dr Jag Boyapati and had the assistance of a local guide to help along the way.

Dr Nayak added: “Conditions on Ben Nevis were difficult as snow covered the ground from above 500 meters. It felt very cold with fog and poor visibility. Despite this, having set off at 8am we motivated each other to reach the summit by lunchtime and down again in a couple of hours. It was incredibly satisfying to be on the top of the UK.”

Donations can be made here. 

If you would like to fundraise for UHNM Charity visit www.uhnmcharity.org.uk for more information, or call 01782 676444 to speak to one of the UHNM Charity team.