Massive £100k donation for Dorset County Hospital Chemotherapy

Massive £100k donation for Dorset County Hospital Chemotherapy

Published by George Sharpe at 12:38pm 17th December 2019.

The Chemotherapy appeal will redevelop the hospital's chemo unit.

The appeal, which has a target of £850,000, will make it easier for family and friends to accompany patients to their appointments. 

Fortuneswell Cancer Trust made the £100k donation, which brings the total raised above the half way mark. They've now raised over £481k.

The chemo unit will be completely redesigned and refurbished as a result of the appeal.

Dorset County Hospital
Dorset County Hospital's Chemotherapy appeal will transform patient experiences.

What's the Chemotherapy Appeal for?

  • The best possible environment for patient care
  • Improved experience for all patients
  • Flexible treatment areas
  • Additional recovery rooms
  • Space for family and friends to accompany patients during treatment
  • Highest quality of treatment facilities

Patricia Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said,

"The Chemotherapy Appeal will provide this hospital with the best possible environment in which to care for our chemotherapy patients. It will provide space for family and friends to sit with patients while they have treatment and will deliver a much improved experience for their relatives and carers."

Hospital bed

Loric Collins of the Fortuneswell Cancer Trust said:

"The Fortuneswell Cancer Trust has been supporting the unit for 20 years including the present Chemotherapy unit, the Fortuneswell Ward and the Robert White Centre. We also fund reflexology and nurse training.

"All of the committee have been affected in some way and this is our way of thanking the staff, whose tireless efforts make such a difference at critical times in patients' lives."

Mark Addison, Chair of Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said,

"We are very grateful to everyone involved with Fortuneswell Cancer Trust for their continued support and for their dedicated work on behalf of the hospital. Their contribution enables us to fund projects which are beyond the scope of our current budget, benefitting thousands of patients now and for many years to come."

If you'd like to donate to the appeal visit their justgiving page.