18 November 2016
Waiting room at the new Woolverstone Macmillan Centre
Every year, more than 4,000 people in Suffolk are told they have cancer and there are currently over 27,000 people living with or beyond their diagnosis. Our local facilities have struggled to cope with the rising number of people needing treatment and support.
In 2014, Macmillan Cancer Support launched an appeal with the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust to build the £4.7 million Woolverstone Macmillan Centre to significantly change the experience of patients across the region.
The new Woolverstone Macmillan Centre opened in May 2016, combining chemotherapy, haematology and oncology services. The new centre has more than doubled in size, providing 30 chemotherapy chairs in 5 treatment bays. This means that over 21,000 people in Suffolk will be able to visit the centre every year, and can now enjoy the beautiful artwork, gardens and quiet rooms added to the centre.
Although the centre has officially opened its doors, we still need to fundraise to cover the cost of this fantastic new facility. To make a donation towards the Woolverstone Macmillan Centre, or to find out more about the appeal, contact the Macmillan Fundraising Support Centre on 0300 1000 200 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk/donate/macmillan-projects/ipswich.html.