Nurses’ trek aims to raise cash for A&E
ATEAM of nurses from the Children’s A&E at Ormskirk Hospital are set to climb Mount Snowdon to raise money for the department.
The climb was initially scheduled to take place in June, but had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and has now been rearranged to take place on Tuesday, September 1.
The team from the hospital in Ormskirk, Lancashire, are taking on the challenge following a successful fundraising mission last year which saw them raise enough money to revamp the children’s playroom at the hospital.
This year, money raised from the climb will be put towards purchasing new resources and equipment to create a more welcoming atmosphere for visiting patients.
Staff Nurse Jessica Healy said: “Our job role requires us to work as a team through some difficult situations but now we will use all of our skills to navigate to the top and back down (no trains allowed).
“The Children’s Unit at Ormskirk strives to provide the highest possible standard of care to our patients.
“We care about the patient’s journey and ensuring children and young people who are in hospital are as comfortable as possible. We believe strongly in holistic care and providing this for children and young people and their families.”
The team is asking for donations ahead of the climb. If you would like to make a donation, visit the team’s JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ormskirkpaediatric aande?utm_campaign
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The team from Children’s A&E at Ormskirk Hospital