The charity

The Cancer Care and Haematology fund (CCHF) was set up as a registered charity in 1990 to build the Cancer Care and Haematology Unit at SMH. We continue to fundraise to help the Unit provide the excellent care for which it is known and to plan for growth in the future.

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The unit

The CCHU was designed as a day care centre for those with cancer or a blood disorder such as clotting and bleeding disorders, anaemia, haemoglobinopathies and immune problems. It provides a special, caring atmosphere for outpatient visits and treatments such as chemotherapy and transfusions.  There has always been an emphasis on supportive treatment and all-round care, close to home and in lovely surroundings.

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We have been very lucky over the years to have wonderful local people who have raised the money necessary to build and fund the on-going work of the CCHU. But we do need continuing support. If you would like to help us, our fundraising page and Blog may give you some ideas.  Or follow us on Facebook  @CCHFund or on instagram @thecchfund for more information!

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Hello and welcome

A diagnosis of cancer or a blood disorder changes everything: how we feel about ourselves, our health, our relationships, our livelihood and means of supporting our families, our future. In this new and unfamiliar landscape, the Cancer Care and Haematology Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital is here to help, to give hope, to treat you medically – with dignity and compassion – and, if humanly possible, to cure you.

You may feel that you are now in a club no-one wants to join but the staff at CCHU understand just how you feel and have dedicated their professional lives to caring, curing and controlling diseases such as yours. This website aims to tell you more about the CCHU and its work and to show you how to find out as much information as possible about your illness and treatment.

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