Weston Park Hospital is one of only four specialist cancer hospitals in England and treats patients from all over South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire a population of almost 1.8million people. The hospital treats more than 60,000 patients every year. The hospital is respected nternationally as a centre of excellence for the treatment of cancer and for conducting pioneering cancer research.
Cancer currently affects 1 in every 3 people in the UK and by 2020 it is expected to affect 1 in every 2 of us, due to better diagnosis of cancer along with an ageing population. Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity is the only dedicated charity for the hospital and exists to support the world-class cancer research and to mprove the treatment and care for people living with cancer.
The charity needs to raise over £2 million this year to fund a ride range of projects that will keep Weston Park Hospital at the forefront of cancer treatment. Throughout 2014, the charity is marking its 20th anniversary by funding a wide variety of projects for the hospital, including the completion of the new Clinical Research Unit and the Day Case reception refurbishment.
The charity's purpose is not to plug gaps in NHS budgets or to provide services or activity which should be part of statutory provision; it exists to fund vital research and to improve the quality of the care and treatment, which raises the quality of the service that patients and their families receive. From donations to fundraising, there are many ways that people can support the work of the charity. For more information, visit the website at www.wphcancercharity.org.uk or call the charity office on 01142265370.
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