WESTON Park Hospital - one of the country’s leading specialist cancer centres - today unveils plans for a new £1.3 million facility that will update and modernise the way it delivers cutting edge treatments.
Patients could start receiving treatments next March in a modern new centre on the first floor of the hospital.
A major refurbishment will create a new cancer research and treatment suite, offering access to the most up-to-date anti-cancer treatments and therapies.
Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity today launches its ‘Do Your Bit’ campaign to fund the centre.
Sir Andrew Cash, chief executive of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, said: “Weston Park has been incredibly fortunate over the years to have been generously supported by local donors, organisations and charities, and I’m certain that this has helped it to become internationally renowned for its clinical care and research into cancer.
“The ‘Do Your Bit’ campaign is fantastic news for cancer research in Sheffield.”
Redevelopment will create:
Specialist drug preparation areas, needed to trial the most up-to-date and effective cancer therapies.
A bedroom with ensuite facilities, which is required for some trials.
A total of 46 treatment chairs for patients, nine more than before, including 10 in the clinical trials area.
It will also include a new reception area, four patient treatment areas, three counselling rooms, a two-bedded ward, two consulting rooms, as well as offices, pharmacy preparation areas, and a kitchen. Visit www.do-your-bit.org.uk or call 0114 2265370.