Ramprasad Matsa

Ramprasad Matsa

UHNM Consultants vs. GPs Cricket Match

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[p]A fundraising cricket match between Consultants from the Royal Stoke University Hospital and local GPs is hoping to raise awareness of the effects of long covid post critical illness and sepsis. [/p][p] [/p][p]The annual showdown between Consultants from University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) and the North Staffordshire GP Federation is taking place at Hanford Cricket Club on Monday 31st May. [/p][p]Funds raised will support the Trust’s Sepsis initiatives and the rehabilitation of patients in the Royal Stoke’s Critical Care Unit. [/p][p]Dr Ram Matsa [Consultant in Acute Medicine & Critical Care, as well as Lead for Sepsis & Critical Care Rehabilitation at UHNM] said: “When we conducted our pilot Critical Care Covid-19 follow up clinic we saw many patients who still needed on-going care and support 6 months after their discharge from hospital due to Long-Covid. Unfortunately, there is little awareness of the significant issues these patients still have and the considerable rehabilitation required to optimise their recovery.”[/p][p]“We want to take this opportunity to raise awareness of the complexity of these patients’ needs alongside our GP partners who are providing excellent care and support in the community so that patients and their families know where they can access additional support.” [/p][p] Dr Vishnu Machineni, the Captain of the Consultants team felt “such sporting events would increase awareness of Sepsis and COVID illness alongside developing good networking opportunity between Consultants and GPs” [/p][p]Critical Care Rehabilitation Coordinators Lucy Powell and Jo Steele said: “UHNM Charity have invested considerable funds to create a wonderful, therapeutic space for critically ill patients through a Critical Care Rehabilitation Garden. Money raised from the match will go towards providing necessary equipment so that patients and their families can safely relax and enjoy being outdoors and away from the stresses of a busy Critical Care Unit.” [/p][p]Jo and Lucy added: “The Critical Care Rehabilitation Garden will be used to support the recovery of patients experiencing Delirium as well as the effects of a prolonged stay in Critical Care which can impact their physical and psychological health.”[/p][p][b]As we are aware Sepsis has been the biggest cause of death and suffering for a long time. Added to this Covid has created havoc in the last 15 months impacting our communities and the NHS very badly. People who were lucky enough to survive this ordeal will need to be rehabilitated to improve their physical and psychological wellbeing[/b][/p][p]Dr Annamalai Veerappan, Clinical Director and Chair of the North Staffordshire GP Federation said: “Our GP team play on our local ground in Hanford and challenge our consultant counterparts to a game annually. This year we decided the game should be used to raise awareness of both Sepsis and Long-Covid post-critical illness.”[/p][p] [/p][p]Dr Veerappan added “The topics of Long-Covid and Sepsis are both very common but equally important. We are hoping that the event will be fun as well as informative. Raising awareness of these issues is extremely important as the GPs and all of those working for the NHS have worked really hard during the pandemic.” [/p][p] [/p][p]“There’s always a healthy sporting rivalry between the UHNM Consultants and local GPs. The consultants were victorious last year, so us GPs will want to take revenge this time.” [/p]

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Jun 9, 2021

Simon Hill and the team at National Locums

Have a great match! From all at National Locums

£150.00

plus £37.50 Gift Aid


Jun 6, 2021

Anonymous

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Jun 1, 2021

Neha sonnathi

£120.00


Jun 1, 2021

HS

£20.00

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Jun 1, 2021

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£55.00

plus £13.75 Gift Aid


Jun 1, 2021

Anonymous

Fabulous day had by all, all in aid of a very worthy cause

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


May 31, 2021

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May 31, 2021

Anonymous

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May 31, 2021

Kandasamy Bharathi

👍🏾Keep going for all the good works you are doing . All the best

£15.00

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May 31, 2021

Narasimha & Shruthi Rao

Wishing you the very best

£30.00

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