ARTU to Scale New Heights

 

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The longstanding staff fundraisers on the Acute Rehabilitation Trauma Unit, or ARTU, will soon be scaling new heights for UHNM Charity to once again help improve patient experience.

 

Fifteen members of staff from the Unit (Ward 227 at Royal Stoke), along with their friends and family members, will scale the eight miles and 679ft to the top of the Great Orme in North Wales next month to raise funds for new equipment across the Unit, which provides acute care for patients following stabilisation from Intensive Care.

 

Rachel Whitehouse, Junior Sister on ARTU (right) said: "On ARTU we nurse and rehab patients who have suffered a major trauma, from spinal injuries and fractured bones to severe brain injuries, hence many have live changing injuries. We want to be able to give our amazing patients the best care and rehab we can, but unfortunately we require specialist equipment from advanced chairs to respiratory equipment to bespoke nurse call balls for patients with limited movement.”

The team are hoping to install the call bells and equipment on 11 side rooms and four bays.

The team are long-time supporters of UHNM Charity having previously climbed Snowdon, ran half marathons and organised fundraising balls, raising over £10,000 for the benefit of their patients. 

You can support the team on their latest adventure here: http://bit.ly/2VaEnBh

 

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 Chaity team.