Springfield Hospital screen players ahead of 2018 season

 

Essex Cricket’s Official Medical Partner, Springfield Hospital, assisted 2018 preparations by screening the players for any signs of sun damage or skin cancer last week.

Springfield Hospital work closely with the Club in order to ensure that the players receive the best possible medical care and screening, to spot any potential problems at an early stage and minimise risk.

With the players heading to Barbados on Sunday, and spending large periods of time in the sun during the summer, this is a pivotal part of keeping the players healthy.

Springfield Hospital Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Jack Mann, said: “It was an honour checking the¬†Essex Cricket squad for any signs of sun damage or skin cancer.

“They are very aware of the dangers, and are very vigilant with their sunscreen use and other protective measures. However, they inevitably still get a lot of sun exposure, both home and abroad, so they are at risk of melanoma and other skin cancers. Regular checks like these should spot problems early and raise awareness.”

Essex Cricket Head of Athlete Development, Chris Clarke-Irons, added: “We have worked closely with Springfield Hospital for a number of years, and screenings such as these are vital in ensuring the squads health and fitness is kept at an optimum level.

“The Springfield Hospital staff involved in the screening were of the highest quality, and the squad were extremely complimentary of the professionalism provided throughout.”