The Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre

Every year, 1,500 people in North and North East Derbyshire are told that they have cancer. Thank you for helping to build the Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre

The Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre is an exciting new development that will mean that people with cancer in North and North East 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.

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The new centre will enable the specialist teams to provide all out-patient chemotherapy and clinical haematology in one place. It will provide vital support for local people facing the toughest fight of their lives, including:

  • treatment and care and support in one location
  • 21 chemotherapy treatment chairs, two treatment beds and three treatment rooms with couches
  • specialist information and advice
  • counselling
  • complementary therapies, welfare benefits advice, practical support and dietary advice
  • access to self help and support groups
  • signposting to the voluntary and community sector for support

We hope that the new centre will be open in 2016, but there is a lot of work to do to make sure that this happens. However, we are really going to need the support and generosity of the people of North and North East Derbyshire to reach our goal. We are sure that this is going to be possible, but we can’t do it without you: whether that’s volunteering your time, or organising a fundraising event for us. Watch this space for further exciting news about the project and about how you can get involved. For more details contact Steve Loane, Macmillan Area Fundraising Manager for Derbyshire on 07801 307045 or email: sloane@macmillan.org.uk

We're raising funds for a Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre. There's a small chance we'll raise more than we need for this project, and if this happens then your gift will be used to provide much needed help and support to people affected by cancer in the North and North East Derbyshire area.

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Local cancer survivor helps to shape new centre Tuesday 14 April 2015 14 Apr 2015

Derek KiplingA Chesterfield man, who is living with prostate cancer, has been helping to shape the new £8.9 million Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre.

Derek Kipling, 68, from Staveley, is part of a patient support group, which was consulted on the plans by architects, Macmillan and the hospital trust.

Derek was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008. An operation to remove the cancer was a clinical risk, so his condition is managed long-term - by having regular hormone treatment at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

He is one of the many patients who stand to benefit from the new cancer centre and the proposed co-location of services, as currently he has to visit several different departments for his treatment.

Derek said: 'I have my hormone treatment at one side of the hospital, if I’m having bloods taken I have to go to the other side of the hospital, then there’s my appointment with the oncologist and finally a visit to the pharmacy. So it can feel like a bit of a route march on the days when I come into hospital for treatment sometimes.'

'I think the new cancer centre will be great for the hospital. Having everything in one place would make support much more readily available and save a lot of to-ing and fro-ing. Although I feel happy to be going to the hospital for treatment, I’m sure both staff and patients would benefit from more space and light.'

Derek first went to visit his GP in 2007 when he was experiencing lower pain. He was referred to the urology department with suspected kidney stones. However the diagnosis turned out to be much worse.

'Less than a week after the biopsy they had the results and they told me that I had prostate cancer and that it had probably been developing for at least ten years without showing any symptoms. I had always attributed my lower back pain to the years I had spent underground in coal mining, just wear and tear, so it was a bit of a shock.'

Derek has found comfort in a support group which is run by the nursing team at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. He welcomes the increase in ‘non-clinical’ support that the new cancer centre will bring.

'It is a great source of comfort for me and many others, to be in a room with so many other people who are going through the same experiences. I feel sure that patients at the new centre would benefit from the support of those who are already in the system especially as those initial times of assessment are the moments when your thoughts run away with you.

On being part of the planning process, Derek said: 'I felt really pleased that we were consulted and were able to contribute. We were shown the plans and asked for our views on things like the location of the waiting area. It’s been great to see it all coming together and also comforting to know that the hospital and Macmillan are giving cancer the prominence it needs and giving us something that we can all benefit from.'

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For further information, please contact:

Chloe Ingham, Regional Communications Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support, 

on 01904 756444 or 07720593471

cingham@macmillan.org.uk

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New cancer centre planned for Chesterfield Sunday 14 December 2014 14 Dec 2014

Macmillan Cancer Support and Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have just submitted plans for a new state-of-the art cancer centre to be built at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. This exciting new development will mean that people with cancer in North Derbyshire will be able to receive their vital treatment, care and support in one purpose-built facility - providing joined up services closer to home.

The Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre has been designed to improve local services and facilities – offering the same high-quality care in one location. Currently cancer care and treatment is given from different clinics across the hospital site, and the chemotherapy unit is no longer large enough for the number of patients it sees.  There is also only a limited information service.  The new centre will change all that – enabling specialist teams to provide a range of appointments in one place – including all out-patient chemotherapy and clinical haematology.  The centre will also include a specialist information and advice service.

We hope that the new centre will be open in 2016, but there is a lot of work to do to make sure that this happens. The support and generosity of North Derbyshire communitites is needed to help us to reach this goal, which we know will be possible, through local people volunteering their time, or organising a fundraising event for us.

Jane Rudge, Senior Macmillan Development Manager, commented, ‘This is a vital new centre for the people of North Derbyshire. Being diagnosed with cancer is one of the toughest things that anyone can face and the Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre will give local people the very best in treatment and support.  But we won’t be able to do this without the generosity of local people.’

Chief executive at the Royal, Gavin Boyle said: 'This is a really excitement development for the hospital, our patients and the local community.  By working in partnership with Macmillan we will create a really special cancer centre that will absolutely enhance the fantastic work our cancer teams do. It’s a massive ask but I’m convinced people will be behind the plans and fundraising campaign.'

Watch this space for further exciting news about the project and about how you can get involved. For more details go to www.macmillan.org.uk/chesterfieldappeal or contact Steve Loane, Macmillan Area Fundraising Manager Manager for Derbyshire on 07801 307045 or email: sloane@macmillan.org.uk


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For further information, please contact:

Chloe Ingham, Regional Communications Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support, 

on 01904 756444 or 07720593471

cingham@macmillan.org.uk

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Macmillan Cancer Support is proud to work in partnership with Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Trust to create the Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre.

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