Please help us raise £1.3million to provide the very best possible facilities for patients
Weston Park Hospital provides non-surgical specialist cancer treatment primarily across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of Lincolnshire, an area which has a population of just under 1.8 million.
The Do Your Bit campaign aims to provide a brand new Clinical Research Unit here at Weston Park Hospital. The new unit will administer pioneering cancer treatments as part of the hospital’s clinical trials programme.
Sheffield-born Hollywood acting legend, Sean Bean, is backing the campaign. He said: “I am pleased to support the ‘Do Your Bit’ campaign to provide the new unit at Weston Park Hospital. This new facility will provide the very best in treatment for thousands of people living with cancer.
“Cancer touches all of our lives at some point; my dad has been treated at the hospital, so I know first hand what a wonderful cause it is. I am urging everyone to get behind the ‘Do Your Bit’ campaign.
“Every single donation, no matter how small, really will help to make a difference, and Westfield Health will match every pound that is given meaning every donation is worth double to the charity.
The new unit will require the refurbishment of an existing area within the hospital.
The new unit will enable the broadening of the clinical research programme at the hospital, which will give more patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and have the chance to be treated with cutting edge new anti-cancer treatments.
The opportunity to participate in a clinical trial widens a patient’s treatment options and can lead to much improved outcomes for patients.
For some cancer patients clinical trials represent their last and only hope of a positive outcome, and are the only means of granting patients extra precious time to spend with their loved ones.
Clinical trials are absolutely fundamental in the broader fight against cancer and the research findings from the new suite will be published and shared with medical professionals worldwide, greatly contributing to the development of anti-cancer treatments for generations to come.