Thanks to your generosity we have now built a new chemotherapy and day treatment unit at North Devon District Hospital, which opened to our patients in March 2015, and was officially opened by HRH the Earl of Wessex.
You helped us raise a staggering £2.2m to build the Seamoor Unit – a purpose built facility that provides patients with the very best of clinical environments to enhance their individual care.
The main treatment area is named the Jennifer Bonetta Treatment Room in memory of the founder of the North Devon Cancer Care Centre Trust, which donated hundreds of thousands of pounds towards the appeal.
Emma Thoms, the Trust’s interim lead cancer nurse and acute oncology service lead, who is also the Seamoor Unit manager, said: “Patients and staff were overwhelmed and a few were brought to tears with the finished building.
“Patients have commented on how bright and airy the unit is and the overall mood of both patients and staff has been lifted.
“Many of the patients who are treated in the Seamoor Unit are going through a challenging time and often have to spend a long period of time here, so it is really important that we make the environment as nice as possible for them. I would like to give a huge thank you to everyone whose fundraising helped to build and furnish this exceptional building.”
The end of the appeal does not mean our work stops. With your continued donations and support for the Seamoor Unit Fund we want to ensure that we can provide essential equipment and additional services to our cancer and haematology patients. There are so many ways you can support.