Cycling for intensive care equipment

The hugely successful Tallaght Hospital Charity Cycle has been launched for 2017, with all interested cyclists encouraged to register.

Dr. Pat Conroy, Consultant Anaesthetist, Prof. Gerry Fitzpatrick, Director of Intensive Care, David Slevin, CEO, Siobhan Connors, Critical Care Outreach Nurse and Yvonne Lewis Senior Health Care Assistant in ICU, pictured at the launch of the 2017 Tallaght Hospital Summer 99 Charity Cycle.
Dr. Pat Conroy, Consultant Anaesthetist, Prof. Gerry Fitzpatrick, Director of Intensive Care, David Slevin, CEO, Siobhan Connors, Critical Care Outreach Nurse and Yvonne Lewis Senior Health Care Assistant in ICU, pictured at the launch of the 2017 Tallaght Hospital Summer 99 Charity Cycle.

The Summer 99 – 2017 Charity Cycle takes place on Saturday June 17, with the aim of raising vital funds for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Tallaght Hospital.

There are 200 places available on the cycle and the closing date for registration is next Friday, June 2.

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Cyclists have a choice between a 40km route and a 99km route. The routes begin and end at Tallaght Hospital and take in scenic areas of the Wicklow mountains including Brittas and Blessington.

Funds raised by the charity cycle will be used to purchase Advanced Haemodynamic Monitoring equipment for the ICU. This equipment will enable doctors and nurses to accurately assess and manage a patient’s heart and cardiovascular functions during a critical illness. This will give a better and quicker indication of whether an illness is critical or life-threatening. After the success of last year’s cycle in support of renal services, it is hoped that this year’s event will help to support a vital part of the hospital’s work.

David Slevin, CEO of Tallaght Hospital said, “The Charity Cycle is always a very enjoyable event and I wish to commend all the organisers for their work on this year’s event. The funds raised will help to support the work done in our ICU and improve patient outcomes. I am looking forward to taking part once again.”

For further information on the event and how to register, please see https://www.iregister.ie/v2/events/summer-99-charity-cycle-2017/