Cycle 170km My Way for CUH Charity
Cover 170km… cycle, run, walk or roll… in a day, a week or a month… between 3rd June and 3rd July… Save and change lives.
Our aim at CUH (Cork University Hospital) Charity is to provide a wide range of life-changing and life-saving equipment, facilities and services for patients in CUH & CUMH, covering a region of over 1.1 million people across Munster and beyond.
Major trauma involves complex injuries that have the potential to be life-changing or life-ending, amounting to around 1,600 patients in Ireland every year.
Cork University Hospital (CUH) is the only Level 1 Trauma centre in the country due to the presence of over 40 different medical and surgical specialities on the campus. Access is predominately through A&E.
All funds from Ring of Kerry Cycle will go towards the A&E department helping our mission of “Saving and Changing Lives”.
In April 2021, it was announced that CUH will be the only designated trauma centre outside of Dublin. It is believed this designation and necessary investment could reduce mortality rates from critical injury situations by as much as 30%.
Cork University Hospital’s Emergency Department (CUH ED) is now the busiest in the country seeing over 65,000 patients per year. These could be anything from being airlifted in following a road collision, an agricultural accident, a simple fall in the home for an older person, a marine incident, a broken bone for a child or a patient requiring a thrombectomy following a stroke (only available in CUH outside of Dublin and can reduce the death rate from stroke by half and almost doubles the rate of recovery to complete independent living).
We appreciate your support and together we can continue Saving and Changing Lives.