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Dec 4, 2018

'Closer to Home" Mobile Cancer Support Units

At a ceremony  on 24 October  at Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay, HRH The Princess Royal, a Tenovus Cancer CarePatron for more than a decade, officially launched the charity’s third Mobile Support Unit. The unit was secured by the success of the appeal in raising over £1m from benefactors ,small and large, throughout Wales and beyond.

It is 60% bigger than our first Mobile Support Unit, launched in 2009, with seven chemotherapy chairs and is capable of seeing 30 patients a day and delivering more than 8,500 treatments a year.

                                                     

The existing two Mobile Support Units already bring treatment closer to home in communities across Wales. They treat patients in Cardiff, Brecon, Cwmbran, Swansea, Bridgend, Carmarthen, Narberth, Aberystwyth, Port Talbot, Lampeter, Milford Haven and Haverfordwest. 

Initially the new Unit will support existing chemotherapy services. But the vision is a pan-Wales service, reaching those most in need across the country. We all want every patient to have the opportunity to benefit from this innovative service which helps save lives, in addition to saving people precious time and money, and reducing stress.

The success of the appeal has encouraged the appeal team to continue its efforts to secure a fourth unit, extending the coverage of the  units and permitting the first unit to be rested for refurbishment and updating to provide the best current standards of care

 

Sep 5, 2018

'Closer to Home' Mobile Cancer Care Support Units

The new Cancer Care Support Unit
The new Cancer Care Support Unit

The Mobile Support Units offer patients In Wales more than lifesaving treatment; they are a haven where patients can get the support they need without the stress and expense of travelling long distances to hospital.

The appeal was launched across Wales in 2017 with an initial aim of raising £1m to construct and operate an additional unit to meet the ever increasing demand on the existing two units.

The response from all parts of the community has been overwhelming. Donations have been received from the Rotary GlobalGiving Campaign and from many individuals and organisations. The contributions have enabled the construction of a  new unit, which is currently being commissioned, ready to enter service in the very near future. 

HRH Princess Anne, Patron of the Tenovus Cancer Care Charity, will launch the unit in Cardiff in October. 

The appeal has made an ernormous impact on the community in Wales and the  success to date of the campaign has encouraged the organisers to continue their efforts to try to purchase not just one but two units ....and so the campaign goes on!

We thank you for your generous support and would ask that you continue to pass on the details of our appeal to your friends and contacts so that we can truly make a difference to the lives of cancer patients in Wales, enabling them to receive treatment "Closer to Home".

 
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