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Lewis Mighty Appeal

Lewis Mighty was a little boy who lost his brave battle against neuroblastoma in 2012. His family donated over £200,000 to the Children’s Hospital because they were so pleased for the care that he had received right here in Nottingham, despite having spent time at other hospitals in the UK. Lewis’ family want to ensure that other children like him with cancer are helped. Funds raised enable families to spend quality time together away from the hospital setting, while sometimes enjoying their last times together.

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Breast Cancer Research

We’ve come a long way and you’ve helped us raise over £150,000 to investigate ways for early detection, diagnosis and more targeted treatment of breast cancer – all here in Nottingham – by your doctors. These techniques are receiving national acclaim and there is always more to do for women with breast cancer through leading edge research and new drug treatments.

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Prostate Cancer

This year 50,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 10,000 men will die from the disease
Help us to save lives by raising money for vital research that is helping to make advances in treatment and care for men with prostate cancer.

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Hayward House

Hayward House is a specialist palliative care centre on the ground of City Hospital, providing high quality care centred on the needs of patients and their families. Its aim is to enrich the quality of life through an experienced and caring team, offering palliative care from diagnosis through to end of life care. Patients’ pain and other symptoms are addressed; so too are emotional, spiritual and social problems of patients and families.

Nottingham Hospitals Charity supports Hayward House by providing extra nurses, complementary therapists, art therapists, enhancements to the patient environment including a garden, family room, quiet room and counselling rooms. We need ongoing funding to maintain this level of support.

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Cancer and neurosciences wards

Plans to improve the children and young people’s cancer and neurosciences service at Nottingham Children’s Hospital are gathering pace. The delivery of first class care in a modern and comfortable environment is becoming a reality and we would like to thank our generous supporters for the part they have played so far in helping to achieve this.

Initial designs have been approved to transform children’s cancer and neuroscience services at the Children’s Hospital which include dedicated environments for children and young adults.

The new facilities will include:

  • New computer equipment, including iPads – to keep young patients and their families entertained during their long stays in hospital.
  • Artwork to brighten up the ward.
  • Refurbishment of the parents’ room with better kitchen and clothes washing facilities and comfortable seating so that families can use this room as a home from home, by cooking, eating and relaxing together. This room will also be a feedback centre for families to give suggestions of other items they would like to see funded as part of the larger refurbishment of the ward.

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