DON’T LOOK DOWN! Abseiling down St Thomas' Hospital for charity

The event on Friday, May 13, saw chief executive of Guys And St Thomas’ NHS Trust Amanda Pritchard, chief nurse Dame Eileen Sills and medical director Dr Ian Abbs take part in the first abseil down St Thomas’ Hospital.

They were joined by 200 others, many dressed as superheroes including Vauxhall MP Kate Hoey, patients, supporters and staff who abseiled 160 ft down the Waterloo hospital’s North Wing.

Funds raised will support the new £160million Cancer Centre at Guy’s and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
Amanda said: “All the money raised will go directly back into our services to ensure we continue to provide world-class care for our patients in an environment that they deserve.”

Kate Hoey said: “The abseil was a great experience and I had a wonderful view of the Houses of Parliament from the hospital roof.”
Kieron Boyle, chief executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity took part in the abseil dressed as Batman.
He said: “Donations are important on so many levels. They help fund equipment and many other ideas to improve the care and experience of patients and their families.

“Just as importantly, they demonstrate the energy and enthusiasm of patients, staff and the communities which Guy’s and St Thomas’ serves.”