Before the pandemic, Ward 19 was the specialist cancer unit at Heartlands Hospital which offered exceptional treatment to thousands of patients each year. It is now a short stay ward.
The below information explains the work that continues to happen by the incredible staff who treat cancer patients at Heartlands.
The new unit treats patients with a wide range of cancers including breast cancer, leukaemia, lung and prostate cancer, and are usually in hospital for weeks, if not months. Lengthy hospital stays can be uncomfortable and stressful for both patients and their families which is why UHB Charity is refurbishing the unit to make it brighter and more comfortable for those who need to spend time on the unit.
We have launched a £60,000 appeal to refurbish the unit to make it lighter, brighter and more comfortable and, thanks to your incredible support, patients on the ward will now receive their treatment in a refurbished department.
Dr Manos Nikolousis, Consultant and the Head of Department for Ward 19, said: “We are all so delighted with the refurbishment of Ward 19, it has brightened up the ward for our patients and their family members and helped to create a more welcoming environment for everyone.
“It is wonderful that we have received so much support for the refurbishment from the Charity’s fundraisers. Without their generosity we would not have been able to carry out this refurbishment.”
Not only have we provided a more comfortable unit for our patients, we have also provided items such as Chemotherapy at Home Nurses so patients can receive their treatment at home, new chemotherapy chairs and cloud kits for patient’s children to help them come to terms with their loved ones diagnosis.