Fundraising appeals and projects

As we receive no government support and are independently funded and rely on donations to allow us to serve our patients, we are constantly aiming to fund the most up to date equipment, research projects and patient experience equipment to ensure our patients receive the finest care now and in the future.

To donate to a specific fund below please use the donate button and specify the fund in the comments box, alternatively contact us and we will designate your donation according to your request. 

Urgent MRI scanner appeal

We urgently need your support to help raise £1.5 million for a new MRI scanner, essential equipment and the most advanced software.

The new scanner will ensure cancer patients get an early diagnosis and accurate monitoring of their cancer, boosting their treatment outcomes and survival chances. The demand for MRI scans is growing year after year, as people with cancer are fortunately living longer than ever before. 

MRI scans are used throughout a patient's treatment which makes them a crucial part of patient care.

£47,000 of £1.5 million target reached

Research

Breast cancer research

Establishing whole-body MRI as the "gold standard" method for breast cancer patients.

The breast cancer research project proposes using whole body MRIs and new types of blood tests to see if tumours are responding to treatments and more importantly when they stop responding as compared to the current combination of CT scans and bone scans.

Whole body MRI can identify response and resistance to treatments months before CT scans and bone scans which would enable doctors to practice "precision medicine" to giving the right therapy, for the right patient, at the right time for the right duration and allow us to best detect therapy resistance earlier, and open the opportunity to try different sets of treatments. This would allow cancer specialists to change treatments faster, which could potentially improve survival rates.

Money raised so far: £30,000 of £150,000

 

New scanners

We are continually upgrading our scanners and aim to replace each scanner every 3-5 years to keep them as up-to-date as possible. 

MRI

We urgently need your support to help raise £1.5 million for a new MRI scanner, essential equipment and the most advanced software.

PET-CT

Help raise £2 million for the next PET-CT scanner.

CT

The next CT scanner will be bought in 3-5 years and are therefore prioritising our MRI and PET-CT scanners.

Centre improvements

Power injector £1,000 of £10,000

It will allow us to perform reliable blood flow studies for both clinical and research purposes, plan treatments more accurately for patients and distinguish recurrent tumours what have been successfully treated. Currently radiographers perform hand injections for this study, which can produce some variation, the automated injector however, will get it right every single time.

 

Patient experience equipment

Relax & view light panels – cost £20,000 - £50,000

Designed to flood light into windowless rooms these image panels provide a pleasant distraction for patients, reducing the effects of claustrophobia, patient stress and restlessness.
The extra light in the scanning rooms will create a feeling of space which will help, especially nervous and claustrophobic, people to undertake their scans allowing them to relax so they can tolerate the time, noise and restrictions they have to endure. This will mean less patient movement so better image quality so less time in the scanner having repeat scans. Fewer cancellations as the scanner rooms look more inviting less clinical, people will feel calmer and more likely to convey their apprehension about the scans so we can help answer their questions. The images are a pleasant distraction for the patients allowing them time to think of something more calming than their current situation.

 

Electronic personal dosimeter – Cost £730

Electronic personal dosimeters (EPDs) for PET have been recommended by our radiation protection advisor and medical physics expert to monitor comforters and carers and visitors to PET. EPDs will also be used for monitoring staff when new techniques, systems of work or patient flows are introduced. Information from the EPDs can be downloaded to a computer without the need to purchase software and a permanent record can be produced for radiation risk assessments.

 

Magazines for patient waiting area – 12 magazines for £227 per year

To provide up to date magazines for patients and their friends and family while they wait, drink their contrast fluid or accompany a friend.

 

Support our team

Help send our team to attend seminars, conferences and training to improve patient care. 

 

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