We are Lingen Davies Cancer Fund; we exist to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin & Mid Wales.

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What we’re fundraising for NOW!

We’ve been supporting local cancer services for over 40 years, and we’re now aiming to raise £1.3 million to continue to maintain and improve these services.

Everything we fund makes a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales – please support us in any way you can, to help us keep cancer services local.

Our fundraising target will fund, amongst other smaller projects, an extension to the Cancer Centre at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, and a new CT scanner. Read on to find out why we’re funding these and the difference they will make.

 

An Extension to the Cancer Centre at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

As we now expect 1 in 2 people to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, there is a growing need for more space within our cancer centre to be able to offer our patients the best possible care.

 

Why do we need more space?

  • New cancer diagnoses increase every year, putting pressure on time and space in the centre
  • An increase in clinical staff means the need for an increase in clinic space
  • More patients are on long-term treatments which often requires frequent contact with the oncology team

Three new Clinic rooms will:

  • Allow oncology staff to schedule additional clinics, as and when required
  • Allow urgent unexpected patients to be seen promptly
  • Provide a private space for Oncology staff to inform new patients of their diagnosis
  • Eliminate out-patient, follow up, appointment delays
  • Improve patient experience

A New CT Scanner

The current CT scanner was purchased for multi-department use and replacing it means patients will have access to a dedicated and modern CT scanner, used specifically to plan cancer treatments.

 

The CT scanner will:

  • Enable to current, best-possible service to continue
  • Provide a fantastic opportunity to improve treatment options and potentially, outcomes for patients
  • Provide a more individualised treatment for patients
  • Reduce the damage to healthy cells and decrease patient side-effects
  • Allow us to offer more complex and cutting-edge treatments that aren’t currently available in our region
  • Reduce radiation doses by up to 50%
  • Reduce delays in patient scanning and treatment

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