Each Mobile Cancer Care Unit (MCCU) is built on a Mercedes Benz chassis being a state of the art and bespoke design to our charity.
Our first MCCU ‘Helen’, launched in 2007 was a world first. £265,000 is the charity cost to develop, build and maintain each MCCU for a 4 year period.
Since 2007 we have saved patients over 2.5 million miles and over 200,000 hours in travel and waiting time.
Each unit can treat up to 20 patients a day.
We provide a Nurses Support Vehicle (NSV) to each NHS Trust Partner, which allows the nursing teams to travel to and from the daily location of the MCCU, along with any additional supplies or equipment that may be required.
The MCCUs continue to be owned by Hope for Tomorrow, along with the NSVs.
The MCCUs can visit up to 5 locations each week to give treatments, and these treatment locations are carefully chosen by the NHS Trusts based on where they can treat the most patients at any given point (subject to change).
Our MCCUs are mobile which allows the NHS the flexibility of changing the treatment locations depending on where the patient need is greatest.
For more information on each Mobile Cancer Care Unit, please click here: Meet our MCCUs