New mobile chemotherapy unit for Wiltshire cancer sufferers
CANCER sufferers from Wiltshire no longer have to face long trips to hospital for treatment following the launch of the county’s first mobile chemotherapy unit.
Tetbury-based charity Hope for Tomorrow built the world’s first mobile chemotherapy unit in 2007, providing treatment to patients in Gloucestershire and Hertfordshire, and this week launched its third unit offering treatment to cancer sufferers across Wiltshire.
The new unit, which can provide up to 3,000 treatments a year, is named in memory of Kayleigh Louise Wicks, who lost her battle against cancer last year aged 23, and was officially launched by Murray Walker OBE this week.
Christine Mills MBE, who founded Hope for Tomorrow after loosing her husband David to cancer in 2002, said she was delighted to be able to launch the new unit.
“It’s taken lots of planning and fundraising to get it here and I know the people of Wiltshire will benefit enormously from the services the Unit provides,” she added.