The Milton Keynes Cancer Centre sees approximately 111 patients per day for chemotherapy and blood tests alone, the large majority from in and around the Milton Keynes area. Many will require radiotherapy and as Milton Keynes is one of the few places in the country without a radiotherapy service for patients, many people need to travel to Oxford for their treatment.
This 40-mile trip can take hours of travel time, depending on traffic and public transport. When you factor in the daily visits needed during the course of a typical 4 to 7 week programme of treatment, and the fact that patients are likely to be already feeling unwell, you can see how this journey can often become burdensome to patients and their families. Some miss appointments. And some patients will simply refuse treatment due to the prospect.
It’s for this reason that Milton Keynes University Hospital is now building a Radiotherapy Centre, adjacent to the new Cancer Centre.
We’re supporting the completion of the new Radiotherapy centre by fundraising for a Wellbeing Hub on the site. This new facility will offer a safe and peaceful haven for anyone undergoing cancer treatment at the Trust, and for their friends and family.
The new space will be a relaxed and comfortable area, situated in a beautiful garden. Volunteers will be on hand to help patients and families, and in time support groups and counsellors will be available from the hub.
We’re raising £500,000 towards this new space. To make a donation, no matter how big or small, please click on the button below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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