Nurse hula hoops non-stop for hours in aid of research
- Credit: Courtesy of the East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals' Charity
A nurse at Stevenage's Lister Hospital has raised £1,462 towards research at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust by hula hooping non-stop for four hours.
Research nurse Carina Cruz completed the challenge at Lister last Thursday - Clinical Trials Day.
She said: "COVID has challenged our healthcare professionals beyond our imagination and highlighted the importance of research. As the lead research nurse for the trust, I wanted to promote the important role of the research nurse."
Carina, who put in many hours of hula hoop training, said: "I was thinking of what to do for International Nurses' Day on May 12 and Clinical Trials Day on May 20. I tried to see if I could hula hoop for an hour and, from there, the challenge went up to four hours non-stop.
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