The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is at the forefront of cancer care, delivering the most up-to-date treatments. The clinical team prides itself on providing each patient with first class care, working hard to provide the best possible care in a professional and compassionate manner. Through its work with other cancer organisations, Mount Vernon is one of the leading cancer centres in the UK when it comes to researching new treatments.
The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre Charitable Fund is here to support the excellent work carried out by the staff and to make the difference to all our patients and their loved ones. Through fundraising and donations we provide equipment and services that complement those provided through NHS funding. This includes buying specialist medical equipment, refurbishing patient and visitor areas and providing support to our patients and their loved ones.
What does the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre raise money for?
We raise money for the cancer centre as a whole, including the following areas:
- Chemotherapy suite
- Macmillan nursing team
- Marie Curie day unit
- Medical physics service
- Nuclear medicine service
- Nurse education and training
- Oncology research
- Support and information service (which runs out of the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre)
- Wards 10 and 11
How can your donation help?
Your donation will help the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre Charitable Fund to:
- Support patients and their families emotionally during their cancer journey
- Provide information, resources and highly advanced equipment that is not available on the NHS
- Provide a variety of therapies which are proven to help relieve patient stress and anxiety
Which items could your donation fund?
Below are just a few items which we are currently seeking funding for:
- £10 could fund a relaxation class, per person, in which patients and their carers will learn visualisation and breathing techniques to reduce anxiety
- £50 could fund four half-moon knee rolls for patients receiving brachytherapy. This form of radiotherapy can take several hours to administer and the knee rolls can provide much needed comfort
- £350 could fund a course of acupuncture. Some cancer treatments can leave patients with unpleasant side-effects. Acupuncture is a proven method of combatting these effects
- £1,400 could fund a prime porters’ wheelchair to provide maximum comfort to the patient and makes the transfer from chair to bed much easier
- £5,000 could fund a highly advances radiotherapy board, used for certain types of cancer. This will reduce set-up time, target the area of treatment more efficiently and make the patient feel more secure and less apprehensive