RUH Cancer Centre
The Forever Friends Appeal has successfully secured the original £5.5m as the second part of it’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign.
Thanks to the tremendous support of everyone involved so far The Forever Friends Appeal have met the minimum target and are now able to extend their campaign by a further £2-3m.
We aim to build a Centre where every brick is therapeutic, where clinical excellence can be provided with a holistic approach that delivers a uniquely beneficial healing environment with improved outcomes, an exceptional patient experience and a strong focus on long-term survivorship.
With your continued support, even more than thought possible will be done to enhance the therapeutic environment that RUH doctors are aiming to create, and maximise its impact for patients with additional state-of-the-art medical equipment, dedicated research facilities, as well as art and pastoral gardens.
Consultant architects Nightingale Associates have helped develop a phased Estates Development Strategy which includes the sequential demolition of RUH North and the construction of the new Centre by 2016/17. Read more>
The final design of this new Cancer Centre has yet to be completed as part of the ‘design & build’ process. However, the concepts of land use, shape, overall size, facilities to be included, have been well established and are providing very positive foundations. Read more>
A place where patients can access support and advice away from the clinical areas. Staff will not use this space whilst in uniform. This area will be inspired by the environment created in the Dyson Centre for parents and the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. Read more>
It is incredible what people can endure and the whole experience of cancer, from diagnosis through treatment to recovery and afterwards shows this. Cancer treatment and recovery asks a lot of people and is, at times, a gruelling and battering experience. It can be a long and tiring process and people need to be treated with kindness, in the most therapeutic surroundings. This RUH Cancer Care project gives us a wonderful opportunity to make an immense difference to our cancer services and improve the patient experience immeasurably.
Macmillan Clinical Psychologist, RUH