Nurses team up to walk for PMH wards

Nurse April Kimber will join the Nurse April Kimber will join the big walk. Picture: Jon Hewson d445710
Nurse April Kimber will join the Nurse April Kimber will join the big walk. Picture: Jon Hewson d445710

ERSKINE resident April Kimber will swap the stethoscope for sneakers when she takes part in the Big Walk for PMH on Sunday.

Ms Kimber will join a team of nurses from Princess Margaret Hospital who are taking their passion for children’s health off the ward and on to the walking track.

This year participants are encouraged to walk for a ward and direct their funds raised to different areas of PMH.

Ms Kimber is a nurse on Ward 9A and cares for children with type 1 diabetes, cystic fibrosis and respiratory conditions.

She and more than 20 of her colleagues, family and friends are teaming up to take part in the Big Walk to fundraise for the hospital’s diabetes and endocrinology department and the respiratory department.

Ms Kimber previously worked in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

“Every single day we see kids come in with different conditions that need different equipment or services, so the Big Walk is a good way for us to help fundraise for vital equipment to help children in need,” she said.

The Big Walk encourages participants to go at their own pace and includes three course lengths: 6km, 11km and 15km, which all start and finish at Burswood Park.

Since its inception in 1998, PMH Foundation has been the conduit for over $60 million in financial support to PMH.

It has helped to fund life-saving research, specialist staff, vital equipment, complementary services and capital projects.

For more information or to register, visit www.bigwalk.com.au.