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PH consultants take to the pedals for patients

Update: This event is now complete and we want to congratulate Prof. Gaine, Dr. McCullagh and their UK colleagues on their endurance cycle battling fatigue and the elements to make it through to the finishing line at the Mater Hospital 3 days and 400Km on from their departure from Sheffield. We particularly want to offer our sincere gratitude to all those who donated to our JustGiving appeal on behalf of PHA Ireland, your generosity is very much appreciated. We are keeping the appeal open a little longer for those who still wish to make a donation, you can find the donation page via the Donate button at the end of this article.

The Ireland and UK Consultant team completed their marathon effort by holding a video conference for PH patients and health professionals on the latest developments in the treatment and care of pulmonary hypertension. The session was recorded and you can find it here – please enter passcode UE^5TVv$ to view:

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Commencing Thursday 28th September, consultants from specialist PH centres across Ireland and the UK will cycle from Sheffield to Dublin to show support for patients and raise money for the PHA UK. The Irish contingent will be our own Prof. Sean Gaine and Dr. Brian McCullagh of the National Pulmonary Hypertension Unit, Mater Hospital.

This epic cycle will take three days and cover around 250 miles. The group will depart from the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, catch a ferry from Liverpool to Belfast, and then ride down to the Mater Hospital in Dublin.

Recognising that the journey with PH can be very hard for patients and their families and requires great endurance and fortitude, they want to show their support by travelling their own challenging journey and raise essential funds for PH patient care and support.

If you feel able to support our intrepid cyclists in aid of PHA Ireland please use the button below to donate on our dedicated JustGiving page. All fundraising will be transferred to the Mater Hospital Foundation for use in supporting pulmonary hypertension patients, their carers and activities focused on improving PH awareness to achieve earlier diagnosis and better outcomes for sufferers.

The full Irish & UK team taking to the saddle are:

𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒇 𝑺𝒆𝒂𝒏 𝑮𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑫𝒓 𝑩𝒓𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝑴𝒄𝑪𝒖𝒍𝒍a𝒈𝒉 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑯𝒐𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 (𝑫𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒏)

𝑫𝒓 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒏 𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑮𝒐𝒍𝒅𝒆𝒏 𝑱𝒖𝒃𝒊𝒍𝒆𝒆 𝑯𝒐𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 (𝑮𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒈𝒐𝒘)

𝑫𝒓 𝑫𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒅 𝑾𝒆𝒍𝒔𝒉 𝒐𝒇 𝑪𝒂𝒍𝒆𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝑼𝒏𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒚 (𝑮𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒈𝒐𝒘)

𝑫𝒓 𝑱𝒊𝒎 𝑳𝒐𝒓𝒅𝒂𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑭𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝑯𝒐𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 (𝑵𝒆𝒘𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒍𝒆)

𝑫𝒓 𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏 𝑪𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝑹𝒐𝒚𝒂𝒍 𝑷𝒂𝒑𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝑯𝒐𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 (𝑪𝒂𝒎𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒈𝒆)

𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒇 𝑹𝒐𝒃𝒊𝒏 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑹𝒐𝒚𝒂𝒍 𝑯𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒎𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝑯𝒐𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 (𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒇𝒇𝒊𝒆𝒍𝒅)

𝑫𝒓 𝑬𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒕 𝑴𝒂𝒋𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝑩𝒆𝒍𝒇𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝑪𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝑯𝒐𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 (𝑩𝒆𝒍𝒇𝒂𝒔𝒕)

They will be joined by Steve Saunders, and Dr Neil Hamilton of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital will be following them in a van to provide essential supplies and support.

The event will culminate when all are invited to join a Zoom call with the PH consultants cycling from Sheffield to Dublin, to hear about advances in PH treatments.

📅 Saturday 30th September
🕓 4pm
🔗 https://bit.ly/ZoomOnSaturday (passcode 083572)

Hear from our consultants based at the National PH Unit and specialist centres across the UK as they gather together at the Mater Hospital in Dublin following the completion of their epic cycle challenge. You can ask questions, or simply listen along. Do dial in if you can!

Keep an eye out for our updates as we get closer to this event and follow their progress across the full journey.