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Introducing a brand new mobile cancer care unit for Salisbury

A brand new mobile cancer care unit for Salisbury

We are pleased to announce the introduction of a brand new mobile cancer care unit, operating in partnership with Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. The trust have operated their unit, Kayleigh since 2012, but it was in March 2023 that work began on a new, upgraded unit for the trust, which will replace the existing one as it comes to the end of its lifespan.

Work to build the new unit was commenced once full funding was received, following a specialised capital fundraising campaign, thanks to the generosity of several funders who have donated to support the construction of the latest mobile cancer care unit for Salisbury. The new unit will continue to be based at Salisbury District Hospital and will provide a safe, familiar, comfortable and convenient environment for mobile cancer treatment available to cancer patients in local areas determined by the trust.

Currently, the unit, Kayleigh, visits locations in Fordingbridge, Westbury and Gillingham (twice weekly) and can treat approximately 20 patients each day on board. Across the year 2022-2023, 2,500 patient treatments were provided on board Kayleigh, with an average of 2.6 hours and 18.8 travel miles saved per patient, per treatment.

The patients treated on board not only benefit from time and money saved from factors like their journey and parking costs, but they also note that mobile cancer care contributes to a reduction in many of the stresses and strains associated with conventional cancer treatment routines and locations, an impact which extends to them and their loved ones.

We would like to thank the bodies who have provided generous funding for the unit and enabled the build to take place. The brand new unit offers patients a more accessible option for their treatment, helping to provide high-quality, NHS cancer care to those who need it, where they need it.

We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all our generous funders, community groups and businesses who have made this project possible.

An official launch event will be taking place for the new unit – to register to attend the event, please click here.

A brand new mobile cancer care unit for Salisbury

We are pleased to announce the introduction of a brand new mobile cancer care unit, operating in partnership with Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. The trust have operated their unit, Kayleigh since 2012, but it was in March 2023 that work began on a new, upgraded unit for the trust, which will replace the existing one as it comes to the end of its lifespan.

Work to build the new unit was commenced once full funding was received, following a specialised capital fundraising campaign, thanks to the generosity of several funders who have donated to support the construction of the latest mobile cancer care unit for Salisbury. The new unit will continue to be based at Salisbury District Hospital and will provide a safe, familiar, comfortable and convenient environment for mobile cancer treatment available to cancer patients in local areas determined by the trust.

Currently, the unit, Kayleigh, visits locations in Fordingbridge, Westbury and Gillingham (twice weekly) and can treat approximately 20 patients each day on board. Across the year 2022-2023, 2,500 patient treatments were provided on board Kayleigh, with an average of 2.6 hours and 18.8 travel miles saved per patient, per treatment.

The patients treated on board not only benefit from time and money saved from factors like their journey and parking costs, but they also note that mobile cancer care contributes to a reduction in many of the stresses and strains associated with conventional cancer treatment routines and locations, an impact which extends to them and their loved ones.

We would like to thank the bodies who have provided generous funding for the unit and enabled the build to take place. The brand new unit offers patients a more accessible option for their treatment, helping to provide high-quality, NHS cancer care to those who need it, where they need it.

We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all our generous funders, community groups and businesses who have made this project possible.

An official launch event will be taking place for the new unit – to register to attend the event, please click here.

Thank you

Garfield Weston Foundation
Bernard Sunley Foundation
Gilead Sciences Ltd.
The Edward Gostling Foundation
Pink Ribbon Foundation
The Syder Foundation
The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation

The Hobson Charity 

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