Sheffield politician visits Cystic Fibrosis Unit

Pictured Cllr Harry Harpham, Parliamentary candidate for Brightside and Hillsborough and Dr Frank Edenborough, Specialist Consultant at The Cystic Fibrosis adult Unit, Northern General, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

Pictured Cllr Harry Harpham, Parliamentary candidate for Brightside and Hillsborough and Dr Frank Edenborough, Specialist Consultant at The Cystic Fibrosis adult Unit, Northern General, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

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National charity the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has hosted a Sheffield politician’s visit to a specialised unit at Northern General Hospital.

Coun Harry Harpham, who is the parliamentary candidate for Brightside and Hillsborough, joined the charity to visit the adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit at the Sheffield hospital.

Some 190 patients make use of the 12-bed facility, which was built in 2010 and aims to provide patients with a ‘home from home’ during treatment.

It has a unique lay-out to ensure the patients are kept segregated to help avoid potentially fatal infections being passed from one to another.

Coun Harpham said afterwards: “I was very interested to find out more about Cystic Fibrosis and the adult care provided here in Sheffield.

“In particular I was impressed with the specialist facilities and was pleased to meet with staff and patients to hear first-hand about management of the condition and the huge burden of treatment.”

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