Weston Park Cancer Charity

Weston Park Hospital is one of just four specialist cancer hospitals in England - and the only one in Yorkshire - and is home to the only radiotherapy department in South Yorkshire; providing care for thousands of cancer patients across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire.

Over 18,000 patients are currently under the care of Weston Park Hospital - which equates to over 150,000 individual patients visits each year - and as the hospital’s only dedicated charity, Weston Park Cancer Charity exists to create a better life for those living with, and beyond, cancer.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weston Park Cancer Charity is committed to fund things the NHS cannot, and raises over £2million every year to provide:

• Practical help to those in need
• Emotional support to those in despair
• Enhanced care for those who need it most

Not only does this improve the quality of cancer services across the board, but the local research funded by Weston Park Cancer Charity also provides access advances in the wider fight against cancer; paving the way for the hope of one day, finding a cure.

Weston Park Cancer Charity invests over £250,000 a year in the Weston Park Cancer Support Centre, which, in turn, handles over 10,000 requests for advice and support. Over £30,000 is dedicated to complementary therapies, for patients experiencing stress, pain or other negative consequences of chemo and radiotherapy; and £40,000 to community transport, bringing over 12,000 patients a year from Chesterfield and Doncaster to receive treatment at the hospital.

Working in partnership with the Age UK Sheffield Independent Living Coordinator service, Weston Park Cancer Charity also to helps improve the lives of older cancer patients in the local community.

Cancer rates are on the rise - there are more people in the UK living with the disease now than at any time in our history, and by 2020, it is expected that cancer will affect one in every two of us. Over the years, funding from Weston Park Cancer Charity has increased access to breakthrough treatments unavailable on the NHS. In 2000, only four per cent of patients at Weston Park Hospital were able to participate in a clinical trial as part of their treatment, but by 2016, this had increased to 20%.

Through the dedicated and tireless efforts of the local community, corporate partners, donors and volunteers, Weston Park Cancer Charity has raised over £22million - since beginning in 1994 - to improve the lives of patients, and their families, fighting cancer.

If you would like to support or find out more about Weston Park Cancer Charity, visit: www.westonpark.org.uk or call the Charity Team on: 0114 226 5370.

Registered charity number: 509803
 

 
 

Additional Information









Sheffield Hospitals Charity helps to improve the care and treatment of thousands of local people receiving treatment at the Weston Park, Royal Hallamshire, Northern General, Jessop Wing and Charles Clifford Dental hospitals 

The NHS funds patient care and the Charity works hard to enhance. This is achieved by investing over £2 million a year in vital equipment, pioneering research, patient support, buildings and people. Funds are used to help make life better for all patients, including those being treated for cancer, examples include providing:

  • an en-suite bedroom so partners and family members can stay overnight when a leukaemia or blood disorder patient is very ill.

 

  • a patient library service at Weston Park Hospital
     
  •  free reiki or reflexology for cancer patients to help reduce pain and anxiety.
     
  • a free advice service to ensure patients receive welfare benefits

 

  • research funding to develop a support bra for women undergoing breast radiotherapy.

With your support we can continue to do more. Donations can be made securely via our website or by sending a cheque made payable to ‘Sheffield Hospitals Charity’ to: Sheffield Hospitals Charity, Freepost NAT 15348, Sheffield, S10 3ZZ.

If you are interested in finding out about fundraising or volunteering for the Charity, please call 0114 271 1351 or email charity@shct.nhs.uk
 

 
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