Mobile Chemotherapy Units

Somerset Nurses Car

Our Mobile Chemotherapy Unit Expansion Project Continues

In a unique partnership, Hope for Tomorrow fundraise for, build, maintain and provide state of the art Mobile Chemotherapy Units to NHS Trusts to operate with their fully qualified staff.

The Units can visit up to 5 locations each week to give treatments, and these treatment locations are carefully chosen by the NHS Trusts based on where they can treat the most patients at any given point, hence being subject to change.

Each Unit can treat between 12 - 18 patients a day.

The Units continue to be owned by Hope for Tomorrow, along with the Nurses Support Vehicles as detailed below.

We are currently fundraising to bring our twelfth Mobile Chemotherapy Unit into action and, as a privately funded Charity, we are reliant on our Supporters to help us to raise the necessary funds to not only launch these new Units, but to keep our currently operating fleet of Units on the road, helping relieve some of the stresses and strains experienced by cancer patients.

Each bespoke state of the art Unit costs £260,000 to build and launch, which includes the provision of at least one Nurses Support Vehicle (as pictured above) to each NHS Trust Partner, which allows the nursing teams to travel to and from the daily location of the Unit, along with any additional supplies or equipment that's required..

A Word From Dr Sean Elyan MB FRCP FRCR

"I am a Consultant Cancer Specialist and Medical Director and in about 1998 I saw a patient who was on treatment number 20 out of 30. He was spending 3½ hours every week travelling from Llandrindod Wells in Powys to Cheltenham for chemo and the same time going back.

I thought to myself; we must be able to do better than this.

The answer seemed simple – a mobile chemotherapy service.

It was only when I met Christine Mills that I realised there was a way to achieve this dream and through the energy, inspiration and vision of Christine and the Hope for Tomorrow team, this dream has been realised.

In my career within Oncology over the last 25 years I have seen many changes in care of cancer patients and there are 3 innovations that I think have been truly transformational:

  • the introduction of platinum based chemotherapy.
  • the use of revolutionary new anti-sickness drugs
  • the development of the Mobile Chemotherapy service."

Read More About Our Fleet of Mobile Chemotherapy Units
Find out more about Units/projects currently operating, or soon to be operating in your area by using the drop-down box above right, and to catch up on our news items regarding our Units, click here.

Our Goal with Your Help...
It's the dream of Charity Founder Christine Mills, and the goal of the team here at Hope for Tomorrow, to have a Mobile Chemotherapy Unit delivering treatments in every County in the Country, helping as many cancer patients as possible by reducing the miles they have to travel, the associated parking costs and waiting times for treatment and allowing them to have their treatment closer to home.

Get Involved...
There are many ways that you can get involved with the work of Hope for Tomorrow such as volunteering, organising and running your own events, perhaps even taking on a challenge like a Marathon or Sky Dive. It doesn't matter how large or small your event or challenge is, we value your support.

Please give us a call to discuss how you'd like to become involved, or to have a chat about your event on (01666) 505055 or drop us an email to info@hopefortomorrow.org.uk.

If your company would like to become involved, perhaps by choosing Hope for Tomorrow as your Charity Partner or Charity of the Year, then we'd love to hear from you. This is a great way to meet your corporate social responsibility initiative should you have one, offers PR opportunities and gets the whole of your staff involved in raising funds for a great cause!

For more information about becoming a Corporate Charity Partner, again please contact us via the above telephone number or email address.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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