Championing our Healthcare Professionals: Smith & Nephew Launches Awareness Campaign

 Championing our Healthcare Professionals: Smith & Nephew Launches Awareness
                                   Campaign

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, September 9, 2013

LONDON, September 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business,
is today launching an awareness campaign to highlight the important work done
by healthcare professionals.

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Smith & Nephew has been supporting healthcare professionals for over 150
years. Today, the Company works with surgeons and nurses to provide
life-changing treatments, to develop innovative products and, through the
provision of medical education, to enhance skills and widen access to advanced
medical technology. Smith & Nephew representatives see, first-hand, the
extraordinary work these surgeons and nurses do, often in high-pressure,
challenging situations, and has developed this campaign to highlight the
crucial contribution these individuals make to society.

The campaign will launch with a series of advertisements in the UK & Ireland.
These will feature in the national press and run on billboards. The
advertisements are designed to increase public awareness of the important work
these professionals do, and the skills they need to perform at the highest
level.

Commenting on the launch, Smith & Nephew's Chief Executive Officer Olivier
Bohuon said:

"Smith & Nephew is proud to support the vital role that surgeons and nurses
play in society. They are highly skilled professionals facing intense
pressures every day of their working lives. We make the products that help
them do their job and they are essential in helping us innovate.

"Surgeons and nurses deserve our support and our respect. You can have the
best products in the world but they are nothing without the right pair of
hands to use them."

About Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping
improve people's lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic
Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma, Smith &
Nephew has around 11,000 employees and a presence in more than 90 countries.
Annual sales in 2012 were more than $4.1 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member
of the FTSE100 (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN).

For more information about Smith & Nephew, please visit:
http://www.smith-nephew.com

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Nephew's expectations.

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Contact: Enquiries: Media, Charles Reynolds, +44(0)20-7401-7646, Smith &
Nephew; Andrew Mitchell / Justine McIlroy, +44(0)20-7404-5959, Brunswick;
Investors, Phil Cowdy, +44(0)20-7401-7646, Smith & Nephew
 
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