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Three Derby nurses to test their physical endurance for the intensive care unit

        19 June 2012
 

Three nurses from the intensive care unit at the Royal Derby Hospital will test their physical endurance when they embark on the Nottingham Outlaw Triathlon on Sunday 1 July 2012.

Known as one of world’s toughest endurance challenges, the Outlaw Triathlon starts at 6am and consists of a gruelling 2.4 mile open water swim, a 112 mile bike ride and finally a 26.2 mile run to finish the event before 11pm. The nurses are raising money for the intensive care unit.

Nurse consultant Cath Rowe, who has only been running for a few years, said: “The patients in intensive care often require the most complex, costly and specialised equipment to support their treatment, care and recovery so we are keen to raise as much money as we can. Even though we are not strangers to physical exercise, this event really will be an extreme challenge for us all and we have been training hard for the past few months.

“It’s well worth the effort as none of us can foresee whether we or our loved ones will ever need intensive care and it’s rewarding to think that as healthy individuals we can do something to raise funds for this very worthwhile cause.”

The three nurses who make up ‘The Little Critters’ team are Lynn Nesbitt, ICU outreach sister, Chris Gould, sister, and Cath Rowe, nurse consultant. They are counting down the days to the event, which is to be held at Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham. Why not come along and cheer them on?

If you would like to support the nurses go to www.justgiving.com/LittleCritters.

ENDS

For more information, please contact:

Kerry Brady

Events & Community Fundraiser

01332 786445 or email: kerry.brady@derbyhospitals.nhs.uk