The sun shone and we had a wonderful day in Lincolnshire at the Grantham and District Community Hospital on Tuesday 20th May, for the launch of our 7th Mobile Chemotherapy Unit ‘Elaine’, which has been named in memory of the wife of Phil Anyon, a senior member of the Mark Master Masons in Lincolnshire, who sadly passed away from cancer.
The state of the art Unit has been provided to the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust to operate with their qualified staff, and will not only allow cancer patients to receive their chemotherapy treatment out in the community and closer to their homes, but will save patients travel and waiting times, as well as providing a restful environment.
Moving forwards, the Unit is likely to give treatment in Grantham, Spalding, Louth and Skegness.
Christine Mills, Founder and Trustee of Hope for Tomorrow is thrilled with the launch of the Charity’s 7th Mobile Chemotherapy Unit; “I hope that, as a result, rurally based cancer patients throughout Lincolnshire will feel the benefits from receiving their treatment closer to home, which is the ultimate goal of Hope for Tomorrow and our Mobile Chemotherapy Unit project.”
Ron Buchanan, Chairman at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “This is wonderful news for many people throughout Lincolnshire who will now be able to receive their vital treatment much closer to their own homes. We are grateful to Hope for Tomorrow for the provision of this Unit that will ensure our patients get maximum benefit from its use in our rural communities.”
Pictured: Phil Anyon, who cut the ribbon on the Unit, along with his daughter Carrie Carter. The Unit has been named in memory of Phil’s wife, and Carrie’s mother Elaine.
Below: the logo’s of the Mark Master Masons, The Mark Benevolent Fund and Hope for Tomorrow.
Over the next 4 years, and to mark their 150th Anniversary in 2018, The Mark Benevolent Fund will fund a number of Mobile Chemotherapy Units, which Hope for Tomorrow will launch across the country, with the Lincolnshire Unit being the first of these.