Our NHS Partnerships
We have been working in a unique partnership with the NHS since the launch of our first Mobile Cancer Care Unit in Gloucestershire in 2007. Since then we have partnered with NHS Trusts all over the country to bring cancer care closer to patients’ homes.
How the partnership works
We maintain ownership of the MCCUs along with the Nurses Support Vehicles (NSV) throughout the partnership agreement. We service, tax and keep the vehicles road worthy and safe while the NHS staff, operate, insure and fuel the vehicles.
Our MCCUs visit different locations each day for patient treatments visiting but not limited to supermarkets, sports clubs and community hospitals. These locations are chosen by the Trust based on patient needs in each specific area. The treatments on board the MCCUs vary from Trust to Trust but they all have the same focus, to not only bring cancer care closer to patients’ homes but to also reduce the miles patients have to travel, the associated parking costs and waiting times for treatment, as well as helping to ease capacity challenges at hospital trusts.
We are partnered with:
The Mobile Cancer Care Unit is operated out of Colchester General Hospital, and has been provide by Hope for Tomorrow since 2016.
The Mobile Cancer Care Unit was launched in East Kent in partnership with Kent and Canterbury Hospital in 2013. To find out more about the service offered in East Kent, please visit: https://www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/services/cancer-services/chemotherapy-services/mobile-chemotherapy-unit/
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation was the recipient of the World’s first Mobile Cancer Care unit in 2007. For more information, please visit: https://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/our-services/services-we-offer/cancer/
In 2014, we began working with United Lincolnshire Hospitals. https://www.ulh.nhs.uk/services/cancer-services/chemotherapy-2/mobile-cancer-care-unit/
Hope for Tomorrow began a partnership with The Royal Marsden Hospital in 2017. https://www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/our-consultants-units-and-wards/royal-marsden-sutton-surrey/mobile-chemotherapy-unit
The Mobile Cancer Care Unit based at the Royal Musgrove in Somerset was the second unit ever launched. This took place in 2010. https://www.tsft.nhs.uk/wards-and-departments/departments-services/haematology,-oncology-and-palliative-care-(hope)/mobile-cancer-care-unit/
Located onsite at North Middlesex University Hospital during COVID (April 2020) to reduce footfall within the hospital. http://www.northmid.nhs.uk/Patients-Visitors/coronavirus
In 2012 we partnered with Salisbury NHS Foundation to offer Mobile Cancer Care to patients in the South Wiltshire area. To find out more, please visit: http://www.salisbury.nhs.uk/INFORMATIONFORPATIENTS/WARDS/PEMBROKE/CLINICS/Pages/MCU.aspx
The West Suffolk Mobile Cancer Care Unit was launched in 2016 in partnership with the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. For more information, please visit the website here: https://www.wsh.nhs.uk/CMS-Documents/Patient-leaflets/Oncology/6343-1-Mobile-Chemotherapy-Unit.pdf
West Yorkshire is the most recent are to benefit from Mobile Cancer Care from Hope for Tomorrow, as we began our partnership with Airedale NHS Foundation Trust in 2018.
Southampton Nurses Support Vehicle