Work on Southampton's specialist teenage cancer unit under way

The turf-cutting ceremony for the new Teenage Cancer Trust unit being built at Southampton General Hospital.

The turf-cutting ceremony for the new Teenage Cancer Trust unit being built at Southampton General Hospital.

First published in News

It is a moment that had been five long years in the making. Now work on Southampton’s new specialist Teenage Cancer Unit has finally got under way, in front of a delighted audience including former young cancer patients who helped design the centre.
A turf-cutting ceremony marked the start of building work on the £2.4m project, which will serve youngsters aged 16-24 in Hampshire, Dorset, the Channel Islands, South Wiltshire, the Isle of Wight and West Sussex.
The Daily Echo-backed campaign aims to create a state-of-the-art ten-bed unit for cancer patients, which will be based at Southampton General Hospital. 
Chief executive of the Teenage Cancer Trust, Simon Davies, called the start of the building work “an exciting moment”.
He said: “The local community has been incredibly supportive and although we have raised a significant amount already towards this unit we still need a further £400,000 and ask them to support us in our final push for funds.”
To donate to the Teenage Cancer Trust, email beth.bartlam@teenagecancertrust.org or call 07943 923549.

Related links

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:01pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Dan Soton says...

Cancer/Fluoridation X-Files




JMHO..



1) SHA covering up high Cancer death statistics in the Fluoridated Midlands/North East by refusing Cancer suffers in Hampshire, Southampton life saving Cancer treatments.

-



ORIGINAL SOURCE DOCUMENT, FUNDING CANCER DRUGS...

see page 38 to 39

figure 20 reveals a North-South Divide in the approval rates for applications to the cancer drugs fund.


• There appears to be a North-South divide, with SHA's in the South of England approving a lower proportion of applications.

FOR EXAMPLE: NHS South Central approved approximately 75% of applications , this is despite the fact that Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) had a combined Cancer Drugs Fund underspend of £22.5 million


Whereas SHA's North East approved every application received.


-

http://www.rarercanc
ers.org.uk/images/st
ories/news/pdf/0611/
funding_cancer_drugs
_final.pdf


also.

-

http://www.guardian.
co.uk/society/blog/2
011/jun/09/nhs-refor
ms-live-blog
Cancer/Fluoridation X-Files JMHO.. 1) SHA covering up high Cancer death statistics in the Fluoridated Midlands/North East by refusing Cancer suffers in Hampshire, Southampton life saving Cancer treatments. - ORIGINAL SOURCE DOCUMENT, FUNDING CANCER DRUGS... see page 38 to 39 figure 20 reveals a North-South Divide in the approval rates for applications to the cancer drugs fund. • There appears to be a North-South divide, with SHA's in the South of England approving a lower proportion of applications. FOR EXAMPLE: NHS South Central approved approximately 75% of applications , this is despite the fact that Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) had a combined Cancer Drugs Fund underspend of £22.5 million Whereas SHA's North East approved every application received. - http://www.rarercanc ers.org.uk/images/st ories/news/pdf/0611/ funding_cancer_drugs _final.pdf also. - http://www.guardian. co.uk/society/blog/2 011/jun/09/nhs-refor ms-live-blog Dan Soton
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree