In a bid to drum up support for the new Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre nurses have made Christmas song their own with a hilarious twist.
A team of medical staff on the Markham ward at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital decided to form a choir and sing their version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Senior matron, for the medicine and emergency care division, Claire Davies, 42, said: “It is all a bit of a laugh and was written one night shift on one of the nurses breaks.”
The song details the little things that make up hospital life from 11 porters pushing, 10 doctors beeping and all the way down do a bed pan in bay three.
Claire, who has worked at the hospital for 16 years said: “We don’t think we are going to be Christmas number one but we had such fun doing it and want to get it recorded and try and sell it and raise money for the new Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre.”
The new development that will mean that people with cancer in North and North East Derbyshire will be able to receive vital treatment, care and support in one purpose-built centre providing joined up services closer to home.
The centre is hoped to be open in 2016 and will have more chemotherapy chairs and treatment rooms as well as counselling and complimentary therapies to help patients.
“We have all got behind this because the new centre will be very important and the patients we deal with in respiratory care are patients who are fighting lung cancer so we know how vital it will be.”
Staff used blown up surgical gloves to make a Christmas tree and a bed pans for a reindeer to complete he festive look for the video.
Now they are trying to record it properly so it will be available for download.