Chemo chairs campaign
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