Dr Naseem Ghazali, Oral & Maxillofacial Consultant and Head and Neck Surgeon, Anne Birtwell, Staff Nurse in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Bob Hope, a former patient and cancer survivor, are aiming to raise £45,000 for ELHT&Me. 

The team will be taking part in the Swallows Charity Bike Ride, cycling photo of bike riders.jpgfrom Bridlington to Blackpool to raise funds for equipment for the surgical robot at Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Riders will cover 170 miles over three days, from 25 - 27 July (World Head and Neck Cancer Day), 'starting with their back wheel in the North Sea, and finishing with their front wheel in the Irish Sea!'

To donate, visit the ELHT JustGiving page, click 'Donate' and specify 'Head and Neck Cancer Services' in your donation message. Or, complete the paper sponsorship form with one of the riders in person.

What are they fundraising for?
The team are taking part in the bike ride to raise money for additional equipment to be used with the surgical robot:

FK-WO retractor

The FK-WO TORS Laryngo-Pharyngoscope retractor provides an optimal view of the operation field with a wide movement area for robotic or hand instruments.

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Modena retractor

The MODENA Retractor System is used for tumor resections of the thyroid gland with a robot system through an axillary access.


Dermatome D42 STS

The D42, a very maneuverable instrument, is an excellent tool in pediatric and general plastic surgery, especially for primary excision and harvesting grafts from curved surfaces.