Sheffield hospital receives £50,000 donation

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Patients undergoing treatment at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield are benefitting from improved facilities thanks to a donation from Westfield Health.

The hospital has received £50,000 from the Sheffield-based health insurer adding to the £350,000 the organisation has already donated.

The money has helped support the redevelopment of the hospital’s Day Case Chemotherapy Unit to allow 29 more patients to be treated there.

Samantha Kennedy, Director of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, said: “We are extremely thankful to Westfield Health for their generosity.

“It is expected that, by 2020, one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer and we have already seen the impact of this prediction on the volume of patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment at the hospital.

“By redeveloping the Day Case Chemotherapy Unit, we hope to future-proof it for at least the next five years to ensure that patients have access to the best possible facilities during their treatment, making their time at the hospital as comfortable and stress free as possible.”