Solihull Hospital Charity is raising money to support the new chemotherapy day unit at Solihull Hospital that will improve cancer services for people across Solihull, Birmingham and the West Midlands by providing a dedicated centre for chemotherapy care.
Currently, patients from Solihull are required to travel to Ward 19 at Heartlands Hospital which treats over 8,000 patients annually, across 17 chemotherapy spaces. The new chemotherapy centre will see a ward at Solihull Hospital renovated to a state of the art facility with up to 31 new chemotherapy spaces, increasing the number of patients that can be seen by 170%.
Solihull Hospital Charity is raising £150,000 to support the new centre, helping to provide additional and improved equipment for the ward, helping the Heart of England Foundation Trust to make the new unit truly state of the art.
The new unit will encompass a garden, a quiet room for patients to relax in, as well as a separate entrance to the main hospital building. Consultant haematologist Dr Shankara Paneesha, who works at Ward 19, said: “It is important for our patients to be able to access services in the most comfortable way possible. The new unit at Solihull Hospital will provide a convenient and comfortable environment for patients to receive their treatment, which is a great step forward.”