Inverclyde Royal Hospital Endoscopy Dept Heroes

The Endoscopy Department at Inverclyde Royal Hospital are a team of approximately 20 doctors, nurses and staff who, due to current situation, are at the moment assisting their colleagues in other areas of the hospital. They do however return to their normal field of work to carry out emergency procedures. Along with many others they are dedicated to the health and welfare of their patients. In these extraordinary times their lives revolve around their working hours - not much time for relaxation or recreation and this could be the norm for sometime. My niece is one of the team and I would like to raise some funds to allow her team, when it's safe to do so, to enjoy a social night out. They are not allowed to receive cash as gifts but it will be possible to present them with a gift voucher - the idea is a gift voucher for the team to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant and any extra funds raised to go to the Endoscopy Department's Endowment Fund at Inverclyde Royal Hospital which can be used to purchase any needed additional equipment for patient and staff comfort.

My additional effort to support this is, when allowed to do so, cycle from Bowling in the west, along the Forth and Clyde Canal to the Falkirk Wheel and then continue along the Union Canal to Edinburgh, a total distance of over 100 kilometres. This would have been a sponsored cycle, but for the reasons mentioned above, the staff wouldn't be able to receive any direct benefit.

I know that there are thousands of care staff and key workers who all deserve a treat but I hope that you'll support this initiative and fund raising effort for some of our heroes as it’s close to my heart.


(Photo taken pre-lockdown restrictions, during happier times prior to social distancing)


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Ronnie Dukes 
Bishopton, Scotland, United Kingdom
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