Brighton’s health heroes gear up for marathon

April 10, 2015

Philips Healthcare to sponsor Brighton Marathon medics in 2015 race


London, UK – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) With the marathon season now in full swing, this weekend will see 10,500 keen runners pushing their athletic abilities to the maximum as they participate in the 2015 Brighton Marathon. And ensuring the runners’ safety every step of the way will be a team of volunteer medics sponsored by Philips Healthcare.


“Marathons are enormous tests of physical strength and mental willpower, so many of the health care professionals at Brighton’s Brighton and Sussex university hospitals, NHS Trust and other local and regional NHS organisations will again be volunteering their time to support the runners in this year’s race,” explained David Bowen, Deputy Director of Medical Services. Medical requests vary from a need for water to a need for more serious treatment - our role is integral to both safeguarding participants’ health and ensuring the event runs smoothly.”


As well as providing the volunteer medics with kit and other general support, Philips Healthcare will also provide the medical team with access to the Philips MRx defibrillator and IntelliVue monitors ensuring they’re ready to respond to even the most serious eventuality. 


Dr Robert Galloway, an A&E consultant from the hospital and the race Medical Director said, “Having the safety net of trained medical experts close by as well as access to some of the latest healthcare technology is key; it ensures that all the runners have to worry about is finishing the race.”


Mark Leftwich,  Marketing Director at Philips Healthcare UK&I said; “We’re really proud to be involved with the Brighton Marathon this year, an event that not only helps to raise money for some great causes but also brings the community together; whether as runners, spectators, volunteers or as part of the medical team. Maintaining health and wellness throughout the event is essential, and the Philips-sponsored medical team will be on hand to help ensure the weekend is once again a huge success.”


Tom Naylor, Race Director of Brighton Marathon Weekend comments; “We are delighted to have the support of Philips at the 2015 Brighton Marathon Weekend, offering advanced,  innovative technology that will help to further improve the level of medical care for both our runners and spectators across the event.”




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For further information, please contact:

Barbara Neate

Philips Healthcare

Tel: + 44 (0) 1483 293 071



About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at