Our MCCUs and NSVs
With 4 treatment chairs on board, each unit can treat up to 20 patients a day. The MCCUs visit a number of locations each week to give treatments, and these locations are carefully chosen by the NHS Trusts based on where they can treat the most patients at any given point and are subject to change.
We provide a Nurses Support Vehicle (NSV) to each NHS Trust Partner, which allows the nursing teams to travel independently to and from the daily location of the MCCU, along with any additional supplies or equipment that may be required.
If you would like to find out what it is like on board an MCCU, please watch this video.
What to expect on board a Hope for Tomorrow Mobile Cancer Care Unit
Here is some more information on each of our Mobile Cancer Care Units.
Launched in February 2007 by charity Patron Sir Stirling Moss OBE. In February 2017, to mark our charity’s 10th anniversary of being in operation, we re-launched ‘Helen’ and presented Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with a Generation two MCCU.
Named ‘Helen’ in memory of a dear friend of the charity Founder, who sadly passed away from cancer.
MCCU locations are currently Cinderford, Cirencester, Stroud and Tewkesbury.
Launched in December 2010 by charity Patrons, Sir Stirling and Lady Moss.
Named ‘Bumble’ in memory of Stirling’s late mother in law, who sadly lost her battle with cancer.
MCCU locations are currently Bridgwater, Chard, Minehead and West Mendip.
Launched in May 2012 by charity friend Murray Walker.
Named ‘Kayleigh’ in memory of a young woman from Chippenham who sadly passed away from cancer.
MCCU locations are currently Fordingbridge, Gillingham and Westbury.
Launched in October 2013 by Michael Keating, son of charity Patron Gloria Hunniford OBE.
Named ‘Caron’, in memory of Gloria Hunniford’s daughter Caron Keating, who sadly passed away from cancer.
MCCU locations are currently Cheriton, Deal and Herne Bay.
Launched in April 2014 by Phil Anyon, a senior member of the Mark Masons and also husband to ‘Elaine’, who we named the MCCU in memory of after she sadly passed away from cancer.
MCCU locations are currently Grantham, Louth and Skegness.
Launched in May 2015 by charity Patron, David Richards CBE and named ‘Dorothy’ in memory of his late grandmother.
MCCU locations are currently Bodmin, Helston and Penzance.
Launched in March 2016 by charity Patron, Martin Brundle and named ‘Frisbey’ in memory of his grandmother who sadly passed away from cancer.
MCCU locations are currently Sudbury and Thetford.
Launched in July 2016 by Liz Burton, and named ‘Maureen’ in memory of her sister Maureen Dore who was on the original MCCU Project team with Christine and Dr Sean in 2006 as a patient representative.
MCCU locations are currently Clacton, Halstead, Stanway and Tiptree.
Launched in July 2017 by charity Patrons Ross Brawn OBE, Formula One Managing Director of Motorsports, and his former colleague from Mercedes F1, Nick Fry.
Named ‘Janey’ in memory of a close friend of Christine who sadly passed away from cancer
MCCU locations are currently in Croydon, Crystal Palace and Epsom.
Airedale, West Yorkshire
Launched in October 2018 by Wendy Booth. It was named ‘Linda’ in memory of the late wife of Capt Dan Conley, Cllr Linda Conley, who sadly passed away from cancer and was also a loyal supporter of Hope for Tomorrow.
CANCER CARE SUPPORT VEHICLE
In December 2013, in partnership with the NHS team at University Hospital Southampton, a Cancer Care Support Vehicle was launched.
The team at Southampton offer cancer treatment outreach services at local hospices, and to help them to continue to bring cancer care closer to patients, we provided them with a dedicated Cancer Care Support Vehicle. This gives them and the service that they offer, an added level of flexibility.
The Southampton team use the Cancer Care Support Vehicle to transport their Oncology nursing team and required drugs to the Hazel Centre, Countess Mountbatten House in West End and the Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington.
Carla Whitbread is a patient who used our Southampton CCSV service. Read her story here.