Back in May 2016, almost 300 people took part in our inaugural “Wicklow Mountains Cycle Challenge” to help us raise funds for the Physiotherapy Department here in St James’s Hospital.
Thanks to the participants and our corporate partners, including Irish Pensions & Finance, Access Control Technology, WaterWipes, Skoda and SAR Group, we raised over €16,000 for the Physiotherapy Department.
This money allowed the department to purchase new equipment and allowed them to continue to provide the very best of care for their patients.
Patient and staff with the newly purchased equipment
Physiotherapy at St James’s Hospital
The St James’s Hospital Physiotherapy team deliver over 97,000 treatment sessions to over 15,000 new patients every year.
The team work tirelessly to support patients across all areas of the Hospital. These areas include:
- Care of the Elderly
- Intensive Care
- Cardiac & Lung surgeries
- Multiple Sclerosis
With the funding from the St James’s Hospital Cycle event, the physiotherapists will be able to provide new equipment for the patients that attend these programmes annually. The service is continually in need of new equipment and with a very limited budget, it is difficult to maintain exercise equipment that is used daily throughout the year and to keep providing the best possible service to these patients.