Somerset Mobile Chemotherapy Unit
Hope for Tomorrow’s second Mobile Chemotherapy Unit was launched by Charity Patrons Sir Stirling Moss and Lady Susie Moss in December 2010, and was named 'Bumble' in memory of Stirling's late mother in law, who sadly lost her battle with cancer.
The Unit can visit up to 5 locations each week to give treatments, and these treatment locations are carefully chosen by the Somerset NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust, based on where they can treat the most patients at any given point, hence being subject to change.
The Unit currently visits the following locations:
- West Mendip
The Unit is operated out of Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton by Somerset NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust and as with our other Units, is owned and maintained by Hope for Tomorrow.
To catch up on news regarding this Unit, click here.
Help Keep The Wheels Turning!
Through running your own events, undertaking sponsored challenges, or volunteering with us to name but a few methods, you can help us to raise funds to keep our Somerset Mobile Chemotherapy Unit on the road beyond its launch, bringing cancer treatment closer to home for patients throughout the County, relieving some of the stresses and strains associated with receiving treatment.
Take a look at our Get Involved web pages for ideas - if you are thinking of holding your own event, we will provide you with all the materials you need to get underway!
Still not sure what to do? You can always give us a ring and discuss what fundaising initiative may be right for you.
For more information email email@example.com or call (01666) 505055.
The partnership between Hope for Tomorrow and the district hospitals in Taunton and Yeovil has enabled the development of this service which represents the first of its kind in Somerset. By bringing safe chemotherapy treatment closer to patient’s homes this initiative will massively improve the experience of care. We estimate the service could help deliver over 1,000 chemotherapy treatments in its first year.”
Dr Clare Barlow
Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Beacon Cancer Centre