From funding life-saving research to providing practical help and emotional support, it’s our job to care in every sense for our patients and their families.
Our help is free. This is what we do.
We fund life-saving research
Weston Park is one of just 18 experimental cancer medical centres in the UK. Research and clinical trials are vital to developing the understanding of cancer, its causes and potential cures. It’s expertise we can share with others and in many cases, it has changed the outcome for Weston Park patients, around 600 of whom participate in a trial each year. The impact of the funding we put into research and trials very often saves lives.
We enhance treatment
The treatment of cancer is tough, but small things can make a big difference. In the hospital we’ve improved wards, funding artwork and improved furnishings. We buy books, magazines and children’s activity packs to help pass the time. We provide pamper sessions and complementary therapies like massage, to help patients feel better, or yoga sessions that their families can join in with. They’re just little touches, but they make a huge difference to how patients feel about their treatment.
We deliver real support
In our cancer support centre, or in the community and closer to home for patients, we offer all kinds of practical and emotional help. We enable patients and their families to get professional advice, emotional support, the chance to make friends, join in with activities like craft or singing, or just to have a quiet place to be themselves.
We care in every sense