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Cramped conditions will soon be history

Alex Gallagher (from The Lister Hospital) and the Biggleswade Mayor Hazel Ramsay.

Alex Gallagher (from The Lister Hospital) and the Biggleswade Mayor Hazel Ramsay.

Cramped conditions are restricting cancer patients’ care.

Macmillan Cancer Support is raising £1.5m to help finance a new cancer unit at Lister Hospital.

Biggleswade’s Mark Jones, senior charge nurse in the Forster Suite, which is used for cancer patients, said: “Although we do everything we can to improve patients’ experiences, the one thing that lets us down is the space.

“There aren’t enough chemo chairs to keep up with the demand and our waiting area is very cramped. We have used every inch of space in the unit to treat patients.

“We no longer have offices or separate staff toilets; we have used the space for patient areas.

“This is why I can’t wait to have a modern, state-of-the-art unit so we can give our patients even more facilities to improve every aspect of their treatment.”

The new unit will make a big difference to his working life and to the patients’ wellbeing.

On Thursday, June 13 Macmillan Cancer Support hosted an information evening to update residents on the project.

To find out how you can help with fundraising visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call Macmillan on 03001 000200.

 

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