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Countess of Halifax to officially open NGH haematology cancer unit

The Macmillan Haematology Unit, Northampton General Hospital’s new multi-million pound cancer facility, will be officially opened by the President of Macmillan Cancer Support, Lady Halifax, on 16 October 2012.

The unit, a partnership between Northampton General Hospitals NHS Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support, is being paid for in part by the Macmillan Northamptonshire Appeal, which has been supported by thousands of individuals, groups, companies and charitable trusts across Northamptonshire.

The Macmillan Haematology Unit welcomed its first patients in February, and this official ceremony will celebrate the impact it is already having for people with haematological cancers and the staff that work in the unit. 

Dr Sonia Swart, Medical Director and Haematology Consultant at Northampton General Hospital said: “We are delighted to welcome Lady Halifax to Northampton to perform the opening ceremony of this prestigious new facility. It has improved immeasurably the facilities for   patients with haematological cancers and the design and layout of the new unit helps our staff to give the very best care to our patients. We are very grateful to everyone who is supporting the appeal.”

David Crosby, General Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support said, “Being diagnosed with cancer is one of the toughest things that anyone can face. The environment in which people receive their cancer treatment makes a real difference to the way they feel, which is why Macmillan feels so passionately about providing new units such as this one. We are grateful to everyone in the Macmillan team who has made this new unit possible.”

We are still raising money to pay for the Macmillan Haematology Unit. To find out how you can help, please contact 0300 1000 200 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk| .

 

Posted on Monday 15th October 2012