Founded in 2003 Hope for Tomorrow aims to alleviate some of the stresses and strains associated with receiving treatment for cancer via the provision of Mobile Chemotherapy Units to NHS Trusts.
In 2007 Hope for Tomorrow launched the world’s first Mobile Chemotherapy Unit in a unique partnership with the NHS, whilst the charity owns and maintains the units, they are operated by highly trained NHS staff. These well-equipped units allow cancer patients to receive treatment in a restful and ‘community like’ environment closer to home, saving stressful long distance travel and minimising waiting times. Click here to read our patient stories and the positive impact that the MCU has created for those going through treatment on board .
“I’ve experienced laughter during chemotherapy, surely everybody should have this”
Di Rose, Stroud Patient
Hope for Tomorrow have helped thousands of patients across the country through our Mobile Chemotherapy Units, which can travel five days a week throughout their counties of operation to different locations. These Units have the capacity to treat up to 20 patients a day. In addition to the unit, Hope for Tomorrow provides the Trusts with a Nurses Support Vehicle, which allows the Nursing team to travel to and from the daily treatment location of the Unit, along with any additional equipment that is required.
“Working on the MCU gives me a chance to really spend time with patients and interact with them in a relaxing and calming environment.
I love working on the MCU” SN Cotterill, one of our MCU nurses
Take a look at our Mobile Chemotherapy Unit Background page for more information or our ‘Where our units go‘ to see where our units are based.