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Thanks to PHC donations cancer patient rooms open

Thanks to donations cancer patient rooms open

Thanks to Poole Hospital Charity donor’s, a new inpatient facility for young people with cancer has opened on the hospital’s Durlston Ward. The two new rooms will become the primary cancer treatment centre for young patients in Dorset.

Each room has been designed to create a non-clinical and more homely environment with a PlayStation 4, a smart TV and Wi-Fi for the patient. They also include a sofa bed for a parent, friend or partner to stay overnight. The provision of an age-appropriate environment within a hospital setting for teenagers and young adults to receive their cancer treatment is important for both their physical and emotional wellbeing.


The project has been supported by fundraising and the generosity of local businesses , community donors and previous patient families. The project has taken 4 years to raise £180,000 but we are so proud of the community effort in achieving such a important part of improving patient care.

Andrea Moxham, matron for cancer services, said the importance of the new facility cannot be underestimated. “The two rooms will offer young patients from Poole, Bournemouth and Dorchester the opportunity and choice to receive their inpatient care much closer to home. The rooms are designed specifically for teenagers and young adults using local themes as a backdrop and incorporating a vibrant feel which will appeal to the younger patient”

“It has taken a long time from concept to completion and we pleased to be able to make a positive difference to young patients having treatment for cancer at Poole Hospital”




Poole Hospital Charity would like to take this opportunity to thank all donors for the years of support and are proud of what can be achieved by embracing our projects.




Tesco stores from across Poole have backed a fundraising campaign aimed at raising £15,000 for the town’s hospital.

Poole Hospital Charity was the chosen charity for this year’s Poole Festival of Running, which aimed to raise £15,000 to buy equipment for the radiotherapy ward.

Charity volunteers joined in the fun at the event, held in Poole Park, and held a raffle to boost fundraising, with half of the proceeds going to the hospital’s Consider Dementia Appeal, which helps people who have the condition, and the other half to the Radiotherapy department.

Colleagues from the Fleets Corner Extra, Tower Park Extra and Branksome Tesco stores donated two £50 Tesco gift cards and a hamper filled with Tesco Finest products as prizes.

Money raised for the radiotherapy ward will go towards a bladder scanner and an electrometer, which measures radiation doses.

Farah Batchelor, manager from Poole Hospital Charity, said: “We are hugely grateful to all supporters who bought tickets and to the businesses that donated prizes. We raised £821 which will be split between Radiotherapy and our Consider Dementia campaign.

“With one in two of us receiving a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime the radiotherapy team at Poole Hospital have never been busier and treat on average 120 patients a day who have been diagnosed with cancer.

“We are reliant on the community to help us raise money to support the hospital and are delighted with the support we have received from Tesco.”

Fearne Sheppard, community champion at the Poole Fleets Corner Tesco Extra store, said: “Whilst we are dedicated and focused on serving our customers and enhancing their shopping experience in our stores across Poole, we are also keen to engage with and help to support our local community.

“We are delighted to play our part in raising this vital money, which will buy equipment to improve how the radiotherapy team delivers treatment, meaning more accurate results and less stress for the patient.”


Consider Dementia

Our hospital has pledged to become more Dementia-Friendly for the community. Therefore today we play our part & have launched the Consider Dementia appeal to raise money to fund some positive changes across the Trust.

To celebrate the launch and in support of dementia awareness week we have lots going on:

  • Consider Dementia merchandise including potted forget-me-nots, bracelets and earrings are available from the Charity office.
  • The Big Summer Raffle tickets are now available
  • Wednesday 17th May – Members from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra are performing in the Dome 2pm-4pm.
  • Thursday 18th May – The My Dementia Improvement Network team will be in the Dome showcasing the digital reminiscence computer tablets we use with our patients.
  • Some of the charity and clinical team will be at The Spire on Poole High St. for Poole Dementia Action Alliance’s Open Day.
  • Friday 19th May – Pledge Day – join us in the Dome to make your pledge to Consider Dementia and help us create an amazing array of pledge bunting,

#dementiaawarenessweek2017 #ConsiderDementia

Morebus names Poole Hospital Charity as its official good cause


The local bus operator will spend the year raising funds and awareness to help the charity raise money towards several wards and departments. This year the charity will be focusing fundraising efforts to help make the hospital more dementia friendly.


Last week staff from both the hospital , the charity and Morebus gathered to see the launch of a specially-designed branded bus. The “Poole Hospital Charity Bus” travels passed the hospital several times a day and gives the charity a real boost in brand awareness.


“Poole Hospital Charity is a crucial local resource, helping to pay for additional equipment, research and innovations – as well as finishing touches and ‘extras’ that complement the existing high quality care for patients in and around the town,” said Morebus managing director, Andrew Wickham.


“It provides financial support to areas of the hospital service that lie beyond the scope of NHS funding – and this is of enormous benefit to thousands of people living in the local area.


“Indeed many of our own team have benefited directly from the support Poole Hospital Charity provides. So we are all delighted to be backing this very worthy cause, and raising as much money as possible over the coming year.”


Debbie Fleming, chief executive, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust added: “We really appreciate all the support given to the hospital by Morebus. They are providing our charity with a fabulous opportunity to involve the community in plans to improve the services and facilities at the hospital during the year.


Anyone wishing to donate to the Morebus fundraising campaign can text MBUS17 £3 to 70070 to donate £3.