Mobile Chemotherapy Unit

Mobile chemotherapy unit 350Cancer patients in north Wiltshire can receive chemotherapy treatment via a Mobile Chemotherapy Unit (MCU).

It visits rural locations and smaller towns in the county - bringing the care closer to patients' homes, but also providing a more comfortable and less stressful environment.

The unit (named 'Linda' after a former patient), is one of 11 supplied nationally by Hope for Tomorrow charity, a private-funded charity working in partnership with the NHS.

There are four treatment chairs on the Unit and treatment can last from a few minutes to many hours, with up to around 50 patients benefiting each month.

The charity also supplies a car for use by chemotherapy nurses.

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Each MCU costs £260,000 to build, maintain and operate for three years.

Linda visits Marlborough, Eldene, Moredon, West Swindon and Calne on a weekly basis.

Further information

For more details about the units (including some excellent videos), and the work of the charity, please see the Hope for Tomorrow website (www.hopefortomorrow.org.uk).

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