Going the extra mile Consultant puts in the leg work in quest for crucial equipment
DR Frank Jewell got on his bike to help raise funds for Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity’s CT Scanner Appeal.
The consultant radiologist at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust works every day with patients receiving CT scans.
He and the radiology team know first hand what an impact the appeal will make.
And he put in the miles on his bike to raise money for the appeal.
He said: “Modern medicine is more dependent than ever on imaging technology and we want to provide the best facilities available for the people of Gloucestershire.
“The new CT scanners will help so many local people, for example giving essential diagnostic information in emergency situations where every second matters, scanning cancer patients at the earliest possible opportunity so that we can begin treatment or relieving families of the anxiety of waiting for results. “As a member of staff in the radiology department I am acutely aware of the demands on our services and the potential benefits the new scanners will bring. “So I wanted to do whatever I could to help raise funds for the appeal.” Dr Jewell raised £1,233 through his challenge, which saw him cycle 112 miles through the Lake District.
“It was a fantastic experience and I was delighted by the way people got behind my challenge. It certainly made all the hours training in my spare time worthwhile!” he said.
“We’d love to see as many people as possible getting behind the appeal and raising funds, whether they are running a half marathon or organising a bake sale every penny will make a difference and will be truly appreciated.”
Dr Frank Jewell, above left, and during his ride through the Lake District. Left, staff at Colour Connections are supporting the appeal