While the treatments are being administered appropriately, funds are not available to provide all the equipment which is required to release nursing staff from repetitive tasks which can be better done by machine, or to provide a comfortable and comforting environment for patients who require a maximum of support during a difficult time.
Southport Lions project team have consulted closely with the Hospital Trust management, the Cancer Care staff, and our sister Lions Clubs at Ormskirk and Formby, in order to obtain the widest support before taking up the challenge. We have enlisted support from local businesses and the media. The reaction of local people to news of the project is very heartening.
We aim to raise funds to provide
* computer controlled infusion pumps
* appropriate hospital-grade furniture and decorations
* TV and IT equipment for patients, visitors and staff
* books, magazines and activity-related materials
Our target is £30,000
We realise that nothing we can do will turn a course of chemotherapy into a must-do day out, but we are determined to create an easier, brighter and more comfortable environment for all those who need this Unit.