The charity

The Cancer Care and Haematology Fund (CCHF) (Registered Charity No 1001358) was established in 1990 and works alongside the clinical unit, raising money  from a variety of sources to supplement its day to day funding by the NHS and maintain it at the forefront of good care and innovation and to plan for growth in the future.

cchf wall plaque

The CCHF funded the construction of the Cancer Care and Haematology Unit in 2001.  This is a stand-alone building alongside the main hospital and brought the outpatient care of patients with cancer and blood disorders together under one roof for the first time.  When it opened this was unusual, although now it is becoming standard practice throughout the country.

The CCHU has always prided itself on being innovative and at the forefront of good practice. Providing first-rate treatment, close to the patient’s home, in their local District General Hospital, has always been the aim of the unit.  The trustees of the CCHF are enormously proud of the outstanding reputation of the unit.  The   focus of our fundraising in recent years has been to support the staff in any way we can to ensure it remains an exemplar treatment centre of real benefit to patients.

The unit has already undergone one major extension, part funded by the charity, and is again under pressure for space.  We continue to raise money to fund infrastructure projects, equipment and specialist staff.

Examples of projects funded by the charity in recent years:

Specialist nursing posts – to learn more click here

Specialist equipment – 4 monitored beds for gravely ill patients on inpatient ward, contributions to refurbishment of ward, chemotherapy pumps, scalp coolers to help prevent hair loss, state of the art videoconferencing equipment.

Structural work within Cancer Information Centre – to maximize use of space

Funding of wig provision service since 2011 –  to learn more click here