Project information

Cancer - Caring for the patient and their family

It is vital to the charity that we add as much comfort for our Cancer patients as possible; encompassing the well being of patients,families and carers.

We wish to raise £30,000 to create an opportunity to provide both additional specialist equipment and a variety of holistic care.

August 2013 - August 2014

Charity information: Dudley Group NHS Charity

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  • Need

    Need

    The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust provide our Cancer wards and specialist cancer treatment departments with all the equipment, etc needed to treat our patients. However, further specialist equipment, additional to those purchased through the NHS, can be purchased by the charity. Also, simple items such as silent fans, tv/dvd's and visitors beds make such a difference to patients at such a distressing time. The charity also pays special attention to the needs of families and carers.

    Solution

    We will ask the associated departments and wards to supply us with a wish list of equipment, etc that they think would add benefit. The Charity Committee will decide on the most beneficial items and the final list can be made available to any prospective donors.
    Demonstrating to patients that you care can make an enormous difference to their well being.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To ensure our Cancer patients, and their families, get the best support and treatment possible.

    Activities

    » By providing specialist equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
    » By improving the environment in which our patients and their families spend their time with us.
    » By improving our services offered to patients being treated in their own homes by our cancer specialist nurses.

    Success will be equipment in place to aid speedy diagnosis and up to date treatment.
    It will also be shown in the more comfortable and pleasant environment.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Dealing with cancer, for both the patient and the family, can be very distressing. we hope we can build on the great work our hospital has done to create an environment to help people cope, both emotionally and physically, with their illness.
    A speedier diagnosis can make all the difference. But even the small touches will also improve patient experience.

    Risk

    There are no risks with this project.

    Reporting

    We will keep an up to date list of requested equipment and items. A donor could donate to a specific piece of equipment or entrust us to direct their donation appropriately. A monthly newsletter can be provided to indicate where the money is being spent.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Holistic Items TV's, silent fans, Specialist chairs
      £20,000 Equipment for diagnosis and treatment

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Steve Robinson £5,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    The funds will help cancer sufferers being treated at Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley or at one of our two outpatients centres. Funds will also be available to our community services staff who treat people in their own homes.

    Beneficiaries

    Any person within the Dudley Borough and it's surrounding areas who are being treated for cancer at either our hospital or in their own homes.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our hospital has an outstanding reputation for caring for people, especially with Cancer. The charity can make all those additional purchases that are outside the bounds of NHS funding. Thus providing the best care possible to our local community.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Consultants

    They will provide the requests for equipment. They will be able to state what we need, why we need it and what benefit it will provide.

    Matrons

    Matrons can document all the extra comforts needed to make a stay more comfortable. They can also let us know of more day to day equipment needs.

    Director Of Finance

    He will oversee requests and charity spend.