In 2013, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust partnered with national cancer charity, Hope for Tomorrow and launched a Mobile Chemotherapy Unit (MCU) to bring cancer care closer to patients’ homes.
In a unique partnership the MCU is developed, built, owned and maintained by Hope for Tomorrow and operated by highly trained NHS staff. These well-equipped MCUs allow cancer patients to receive treatment in a restful environment closer to home, saving stressful long distance travel and minimising waiting times, allowing them to spend more time with their loved ones.
In addition to the MCU, Hope for Tomorrow provide the Trust with a Nurses Support Vehicle to allow the nurses to travel to and from the daily treatment locations along with any additional supplies or equipment that's required.
The MCU has historically visited the locations below to give treatments (subject to change):
The MCU can visit up to five locations each week to give treatments, with up to 15 patients benefiting each day. These treatment locations are carefully chosen by the NHS Trust, based on where they can treat the most patients at any given point, hence being subject to change.
For more information about Hope for Tomorrow please click here: www.hopefortomorrow.org.uk