Staff from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Glangwili Hospital are taking on the Cardiff Half Marathon to raise funds for the ICU garden.
Senior Nurse Managers Abbi Daniel-Thomas, and Nerys Davies, Community Physiotherapist Catrin Ladbrook and other staff from the ICU at Glangwili Hospital are all running the half marathon on 1st October 2023.
The garden will support patients admitted to the ICU with their rehabilitation and wellbeing journey to recovery. It will provide patients with a therapeutic boost, giving both them and their loved ones with a sense of normality.
The garden allows for time away from the clinical area, providing a peaceful space to meet family and friends and also an opportunity to see their loving pets. The garden will also provide a peaceful space for staff to reflect on practice and will support their wellbeing.
There is evidence to suggest that an outdoor visit can improve psychological health and support physical wellbeing during what can be a very stressful and difficult time.
Myself, Abbi, Catrin and colleagues from ICU are running the Cardiff Half Marathon this year to challenge ourselves and raise funds for a special project.
Nerys Davies, Senior Nurse Manager
“We want the money to go towards achieving our dream of building an ICU garden that patients and family members will be able to enjoy. This is the first time some of us have taken part in a half marathon, so it’s going to be tough, but we are looking forward to pushing ourselves. Any donations will be gratefully received. Thank you!”
You can donate to the fundraiser here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Nerys-Davies8
For more details about the charity and how you can help support local NHS patients and staff, go to www.hywelddahealthcharities.org.uk