A surgeon who ran the Blackpool Marathon is hoping to reach his £2,000 target and present the money to the Blue Skies Hospitals Fund.
Paul Hans, who works as a Consultant Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, raised an impressive £1,926 for the Trust charity in April and is trying to exceed his target.
Paul said: “I ran the Blackpool marathon on 24th April, raising money for Blue Skies Hospitals Fund to say thank you to all my colleagues at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals who have looked after my family for over 30 years and to help them continue to enhance care for the next generation of families.
“Our family’s first encounter with the Trust was in the ENT department and two years ago I returned to the department as a Consultant ENT Surgeon.
“Since I joined, I have seen first hand the effect the funds that Blue Skies make available to staff throughout the Trust can have on improving patient care.
“Blue Skies bought a new paediatric endoscope that allowed us to assess children from birth upwards with nasal and throat symptoms more comprehensively in clinic and on the childrens wards.
“This meant some children avoided undergoing assessments under general anaesthetic and allowing children and parents to avoid round trips of nearly 100 miles to the children’s hospitals of Manchester and Liverpool for further investigation and monitoring.
“I would like to raise £2,000 for staff in all departments to use on similar targeted projects to improve patient care and help other families in future – I will keep running until I get to my target (but it is taking a toll on my body, so if you could be generous and help me reach it with this marathon I would be very grateful!)”
Donations can be made on Paul’s Just Giving page on the internet at www.justgiving.com/paulhans
There is also a sponsorship form in the ENT outpatients department or people can pop into the Blue Skies office at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.