Archive July 11, 2014

Trek Kilimanjaro Challenge

I have recently decided to attempt a challenge of a lifetime and trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. It will be a demanding walk spread out over 6-7 days to allow for altitude acclimatisation to try and reach the peak Kibo located 5895 metres (19341 ft) above sea level. I am raising funds for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal which supports patients with cancer in improving their quality of life. It also supports research projects and the purchase of vital medical equipment. A donation page has been set up (please copy into your browser). I am planning to do this Trek in February 2016.

Please visit this page for more information. All donations are gratefully received.

Enhanced Recovery for Oesophago-Gastric Cancer

The first meeting tool place in St James’s Institute of Oncology, Leeds on 25th June 2014 to move forward plans to set up enhanced recovery for oesophageal and gastric cancer patients. The meeting was well attended by members of the multidisciplinary team and a overall a positive discussion was achieved. The process aims to improve the experience and outcome for patients who receive an operation to remove this type of cancer. Other units have demonstrated that some of the problems after surgery and the duration of stay in hospital may be reduced with adoption of this pathway. We look forward to visiting colleagues in Nottingham who have this already in place and hope that Leeds Teaching Hospitals will support plans to implement this proposal.