Milestones

Here are some of the milestone events that demonstrate how the money raised by and donated to Newbury Cancer Care has benefited West Berkshire

The Rosemary Centre opens

June 2018

The new Cancer Care Centre is now open in The Greenham Wing of West Berkshire Community Hospital

Launch of
The Rosemary Appeal

October 2016

Launched The Rosemary Appeal jointly with the Newbury & Thatcham Hospital Building Trust to raise £5.4 million to build an Advanced Cancer Care Centre and Kidney Dialysis Unit at West Berkshire Community Hospital

Rainbow Rooms in Donnington Ward upgraded

November 2015

Funded further £30,000 upgrade to the Rainbow Rooms in the Donnington Ward of The West Berkshire Community Hospital

Hard-standing built for mobile chemotherapy

November 2015

A further £25,000 was donated to West Berkshire Community Hospital for a hard standing for the mobile chemotherapy unit

Rainbow Rooms in Highclere Ward upgraded

February 2015

Financed £30,000 upgrade to the Rainbow Rooms in the Highclere Ward of The West Berkshire Community Hospital

Funded new beds and infusion pumps

2014/5

Funded two new beds and infusion pumps for the Rainbow Rooms

Funded new benches

2014/5

Funded new benches for the Hospital Therapy Garden

Became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation

September 2014

Became parent charity for The Charles Clore Day Therapy Unit

May 2013

Became parent charity for The Charles Clore Day Therapy Unit at West Berkshire Community Hospital

Managed seminar ‘Decision Making at the End of Life’

March 2012

Organised and managed seminar ‘Decision Making at the End of Life’ for 120 delegates with speakers Baroness Ilora Finlay (Professor Palliative Care), Lord George Carey (Former Archbishop of Canterbury), Mr Henry Fryensen (Solicitor, Chair of ACTAPS), Mr Chris Larner (Playwright & Author) & Dr Paul Howard (Consultant Palliative Medicine, Reading)

Funded a new
Diagnostic Colonoscope

2009/10

Funded a New Diagnostic Colonoscope (£35,000) and the initial costs (£25,000) for new scanning unit in West Berkshire Community Hospital

Managed seminar ‘Advanced Illness - Care in the Community’

2006

Organised and managed seminar ‘Advanced Illness - Care in the Community’

Managed seminar ‘Palliative Care in the Community’

2004

Organised special project to create four Rainbow Rooms, two in Highclere Ward and two in Donnington Ward of West Berkshire Community Hospital. These rooms provide facilities combining the comfort of a private room with connecting doors through to an adjoining family room, each equipped with a kitchenette and a sofa bed to allow family members to stay at the hospital with their loved ones. The rooms provide a ‘Home from Home’ facility, combining all the comforts of a private room while still incorporating the necessary medical support facilities

Organised and managed seminar ‘Crossing Boundaries’

2000

Organised and managed seminar ‘Palliative Care in the Community’

1988

Incorporated The Louise Callow Cancer Help Centre

1987

Established two Rainbow Rooms at Newbury District Hospital

Organised and managed first seminar ‘Cancer Care in the Community’

1986

Established as a Trust

1984

Newbury Cancer Care was founded as Newbury and District Cancer Care Trust

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