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Nov 5, 2018

Following the completion of their familiarisation period, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Hope for Tomorrow are thrilled to be launching ‘Linda’ the West Yorkshire Mobile Cancer Care Unit later today.  The MCCU has been provided by Hope for Tomorrow and will be bringing cancer care closer to patients in the following locations:

Settle, Grassington, Colne, Wilsden, Ilkley, Wharfdale, Skipton and Keighley.

Megan Broadley, Hope for Tomorrow Partnership Manager says “we are very excited to be partnering with Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.  We already have a great working relationship with the trust and look forward to developing this further to make the MCCU a success”.

Stacey Hunter, Chief Operating Officer of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust says “ we are absolutely delighted to unveil this new unit in partnership with Hope for Tomorrow, it is such an exciting new development.  This is helping us to bring our ambition to wherever possible offer patients care closer to home so that they don’t have to spend their valuable time travelling to the hospital.  We are very grateful to Hope for Tomorrow who have been instrumental in supporting us in being able to do this.”

The MCCU is named ‘Linda’ in memory of the late wife of Hope for Tomorrow Ambassador Captain Dan Conley.  Linda was a supporter of Hope for Tomorrow for many years, who sadly passed away from cancer.

A huge thank you to the Mark Benevolent Fund (MBF) who have funded the capital costs of this new MCCU.  This is the seventh MCCU that has been funded by the MBF and on behalf of all the patients who will benefit from this MCCU we want to extend our huge thanks for their ongoing support.