ER staff at Warwick Hospital all set for charity skydive - The Leamington Observer

ER staff at Warwick Hospital all set for charity skydive

Leamington Editorial 13th Apr, 2023   0

COURAGEOUS Emergency Department staff at Warwick Hospital are swapping their scrubs for safety harnesses for a charity skydive.

The team of 16 will jump from over 10,000 feet on Saturday September 2 at Hinton Skydiving School in Brackley to raise funds for SWFT Charity – the official charity of South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust.

The team want to raise cash to transform one of the cubicles in the Emergency Department into an end of life room. The vision is to have a room that can be used for everyday treatment with the benefit of being able to provide a more comfortable and dignified environment for an end of life patient and their family.

Matthew Stott, Emergency Dept Service Manager, said: “We are all really looking forward to the jump. It’s great for team morale, and we look forward to raising enough funds to enhance the department with an end of life room to allow our patients and their families to be as comfortable as possible.”

A spokesperson for SWFT Charity added: “We are really inspired by what the team are doing, and we wish them every success with their fundraising as well as the jump itself.

It takes a lot of courage to jump from a plane, so please show your support to the team and give what you can”.

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