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Staff stepping up for charity 10k

Image of four women in running gear preparing for Swansea Bay 10K

An eager team from the paediatric and emergency departments will be running the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k to raise money for new equipment.

The team consists of staff groups from consultants to health care support workers who are joining forces to raise money to buy technology which will support their simulation training.

Paediatric consultant Huma Mazhar said: “Simulation training is vital to develop our staff. It allows us to run through scenarios in a safe setting away from patients.

“The lessons we learn from these simulations can then help us with future patient care.”

The current equipment is out of date and in need of an upgrade. The team hopes to raise enough to purchase a new monitor, which is vital to give an overview when simulations are taking place.

One of the runners, nurse Rachel Isaac, said: “We work really well together on a day-to-day basis on the ward, and by joining forces to raise money as a team will only bring us closer together.”

Training for the event is well under way and the team has set up a JustGiving page for donations. Go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Rachel-Isaac4

Swansea Bay Health Charity is the health board’s official umbrella charity for the 285 separate funds within Swansea Bay

The money raised is used to provide above and beyond what NHS funding alone can provide.

Swansea Bay Health Charity is also on social media.

Facebook is Elusen Iechyd Bae Abertawe and Swansea Bay Health Charity.

Twitter is @elusenabertawe and @charityswansea.

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