Rotary club donate to cancer centre appeal

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The Rotary Club of Matlock has donated £1,000 towards the cost of the new NGS Macmillan Unit at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital. The NGS Macmillan Unit is costing around £9m and is to form an integral part of the hospital facilities provided at the hospital.

This exciting new development will mean people with cancer in north Derbyshire will be able to receive vital treatment, care and support in one purpose-built centre providing joined up services closer to home. The new centre has been designed to provide vital support for local people affected by cancer. Currently cancer care and treatment is provided in different locations across the hospital site, the chemotherapy unit is too small for the number of patients it sees and there is no information and support service. The new centre will provide treatment and care in one location, 21 chemotherapy treatment chairs, two treatment beds and more treatment rooms, specialist advice, counselling, complimentary therapies, access to self help and support groups, and signposting to the voluntary and community sector for support.

President of the Rotary Club Diane Blount, said: ”It’s wonderful to be supporting the NGS Macmillan Unit at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital as cancer affects many people in the community.”