Chemo chairs cam­paign

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews -

A CAM­PAIGN has been launched to re­place the ag­ing stock of chairs at Hal­ton Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal’s chemo­ther­apy day pa­tient unit.

Emma Gwynne, of The Lym­phodema Group, said the Cantreat cen­tre’s re­clin­ers are now more than 10 years old and were pointed out as be­ing in need of re­place­ment by the Care Qual­ity Com­mis­sion.

Fundrais­ers are hop­ing to col­lect £2,500 to buy four chairs so pa­tients can re­ceive their treat­ment in com­fort.

The chairs also have to have easy-clean sur­faces.

A craft fair will be tak­ing place at Beech­wood Com­mu­nity Cen­tre from 10am-2pm on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 1, to kick­start the cam­paign.

Emma said: “We all know of some­one who has been touched by can­cer whether it be a friend or fam­ily mem­ber, and it is there­fore es­sen­tial for us to pur­chase these chairs to en­sure re­duced risk of in­fec­tion for those go­ing through chemo­ther­apy treat­ment.

“As pa­tients go­ing through treat­ment have a sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced level of im­mu­nity and the slight­est in­fec­tion could be crit­i­cal to them.”

Any­one who wants to take part and host a ta­ble at the craft fair should call Emma on 07753 650 181.

The event is staged by the hos­pi­tal’s reg­is­tered CanSup­port group, reg­is­tered char­ity num­ber 1159250. ●

A cam­paign has been launched to raise £2,500 to buy four re­clin­ing chairs for the Cantreat chemo­ther­apy day pa­tient cen­tre at Hal­ton Hos­pi­tal

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