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Burnley Chemotherapy Unit Appeal Launch
A new, world class chemotherapy unit is to be built at Burnley General Hospital with half of its price tag to be met by Rosemere.
It has made a pledge to East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT), which manages Burnley General, that it will guarantee to raise £100,000 towards the £200,000 total cost of the unit through a public appeal. It means that plans already drawn up by ELHT, which will contribute the rest of the money, can be put out to immediate tender.
The new unit should be ready to welcome its first patients by next spring. It will be situated within the main hospital, adjacent to the Casterton Avenue entrance, and will have its own dedicated parking area. Inside, it will be totally patient-focused, designed to ensure a comfortable and relaxing environment to help bring about the most positive treatment outcomes.
Once up and running, the new unit will replace the hospital’s current, much smaller chemotherapy suite. Although it provides an excellent level of patient care, it is tucked away to the back of the hospital, which can make it difficult to find. There is also no room for expansion or additional, updated facilities.
Sue Thompson, Rosemere’s Chief Officer, said: “When we learned about the plans for the new unit, we had no hesitation but to offer our support. There is a lot of documented medical research showing that the environment in which cancer patients are treated can have a significant impact on outcome and those that receive treatment in centres designed specifically around their needs, such as the new unit planned for Burnley, tend to experience more positive results.
Deborah Sullivan, ELHT’s Macmillian Lead Cancer Nurse, added: “Around 4,000 chemotherapy treatments are now delivered annually at Burnley General but this is a figure that increases year on year. With improving cancer care and an aging population, our concern was that in the not too distant future, we would reach capacity and have to turn local patients away, referring them instead to other hospitals further afield. This is the last thing anyone wanted. Now, with the new unit, we will have not only the room to look after all our local patients for the foreseeable future, we will also be able to do so in a facility that is second to none.”
The Rosemere Burnley Chemotherapy Unit Appeal will be headed by the charity’s East Lancs fundraising co-ordinator Dan Hill. Dan, who lives locally and is married with two young daughters, said: “With the unveiling of the plans for the new unit comes the launch of the appeal. It is up and running as of now. We are planning some exciting and fun local events, which we hope will encourage people of all ages to get on board with the appeal.
“We will announce them over the coming weeks but in the meantime, I would be delighted to hear from anyone who has their own ideas for supporting the appeal or would like to volunteer their help in any way.” To contact Dan, call 01772 528346. This same number, along with 01772 522913, can be used to make a donation.
Christmas Cards 2015
Rosemere Christmas cards are now available either online or from the Rosemere office .
Cards come in packs of 10. Choose from 11 designs of cards or a selection pack. To order online click on the Shop at Rosemere button.
Open Day - Saturday 17th October 2015
The Rosemere annual Open Day on Saturday 17th October provides an opportunity to learn about some of the projects which have been funded by the money raised during the year and to hear about the impact they have had on those being treated for cancer in the Lancashire and South Cumbria area. You will also meet the Rosemere team as well as see the range of activiites which have been organised to raise funds.
Please register if you would like to attend by emailing Theresa (email@example.com) or calling 01772 522913 when further details will be sent. Refreshments at 10.00 am and the Open Day finishes at 12.30pm.