Lincoln hospital supports limb condition charity

Lincoln County Hospital has pledge to support a charity which helps people with lower limb and hip conditions.

Staff from Clinic 11 in the outpatients department will fundraise for STEPS, a national charity supporting those with conditions such as hip dysplasia and clubfoot.

STEPS has a helpline so families can share concerns and advice, and help financially by providing specialist equipment.

Kim Jenns, orthopaedic practitioner at Lincoln County Hospital said: “We decided to raise money for STEPS because the charity has helped a number of children and their families in our area and have supported our patients.

“We will be providing cakes, teas coffees and a raffle to raise funds.”

In order to fundraise, staff will also be hosting a cast demonstration at 11am and 2pm on November 24 for patients, families and visitors, and they will be invited to apply a below elbow cast on the staff.

Wendy Kendall, orthopaedic practitioner, said: “Following National Casting Day earlier this month we felt this would be good opportunity to educate people on the role of our staff in the department and how they help support patient care.

“All the material for the casting demonstrations have been kindly donated by our reps free of charge and all donations on the day will go to the STEPS charity.”