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Yeovil Hospital Charity

Breast Cancer Unit Appeal

Yeovil Hospital Charity is launching an appeal to raise the funds needed to build a £2 million dedicated Breast Cancer Unit right here in Yeovil.
Charity Registration No: 1057580

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We really need your support and here's why:

Yeovil Hospital Charity is launching an appeal to raise the funds needed to build a £2 million dedicated Breast Cancer Unit right here in Yeovil. We have already received a lead gift from a grateful patient who left us a donation in their Will. This means we have already hit the £1 million mark and have another £1 million to raise. The new unit will bring all of the relevant services together, meaning that patients will no longer need to move around the hospital to access the various services they need. Patients can see a specialist nurse, have their clinical examination, an ultrasound scan, a mammogram, a biopsy, a prosthesis fitting and an appointment with a doctor, all in one place.

WHY WE NEED A BREAST UNIT

More women are surviving breast cancer, but more are being diagnosed than ever before

One in eight women in the UK will face breast cancer in their lifetime

Every 10 minutes, another woman in the UK is diagnosed with the disease

The team in Yeovil treat 2,000 new patients every year and 3,000 follow-up patients

There are currently no dedicated facilities for these patients at Yeovil Hospital

Demand is increasing by 5% every year so the shared facilities are being stretched to the limit

Patients are having to undress multiple times in different departments around the hospital

There are no rooms available for difficult conversations

Breast cancer patients wait in shared waiting areas

There is currently no fitting room for prostheses and specialist underwear needed after surgery

Lack of space and the use of multiple locations affect patient privacy and dignity

Yeovil Hospital Charity is going to change this, by raising the funds needed to build a dedicated Breast Cancer Unit, which will be a one-stop-shop for patients with Breast Cancer and suspected Breast Cancer.

THE NEW BREAST CARE UNIT

The new unit will bring all of the relevant services together. Patients can have their clinical examination, an ultrasound scan, a mammogram, a biopsy, a prosthesis fitting, an appointment with a doctor and an appointment with a specialist nurse all in one place. There will be shorter waiting times and no need to move around the hospital and get undressed in multiple locations. The new facilities will include:

Counselling space for difficult conversations

Changing room, designed specifically to ensure patient privacy and dignity are paramount

A fitting room for bras and prostheses

Comfortable waiting area, away from other busy outpatient areas and treatment rooms

Art and natural light to make the atmosphere as relaxing as possible

Mammography room and separate ultrasound room

A meeting room for support groups/wellbeing activities

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Nick Sutcliffe

£2,697.00

raised by 78 supporters

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Amy Turnbull-Kirk

£1,205.00

raised by 30 supporters

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Pip Oxenbury

£1,075.00

raised by 11 supporters

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Clare Sumption

£854.00

raised by 25 supporters

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Tracey Pamplin

£850.00

raised by 44 supporters

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Supporters

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Michael Way

4 days ago

Thank you for all the help that my wife received.

£50.00

+ £12.5 Gift Aid

Anonymous

6 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful care both I and my daughter have received from the Breast Care team at YDH .

£100.00

Anonymous

7 days ago

Anonymous

29 days ago

Money raised by Halstock Carol Singers

£320.00

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James Mattock

1 month ago

£10.00

+ £2.5 Gift Aid

About the charity

Yeovil Hospital Charity
Yeovil Hospital Charity

Yeovil Hospital Charity pays for improvements to the hospital’s facilities and services, making things easier for patients at what is often a difficult time. Let us know if you are supporting a particular department. To donate towards our Breast Cancer Unit Appeal, click the link below

Donation summary

Total raised

£1,302,002.52

+ £3,110.00 Gift Aid

Direct Donations

£10,089.39

Donations via Fundraisers

£15,062.50

Offline donations

£1,276,850.63
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Breast Cancer Unit Appeal

Yeovil Hospital Charity