Action for Addenbrooke's
We have a growing 'wish list' of requests for support from hospital staff, from high tech equipment to smaller initiatives such as breast cancer information packs and falls preventions aids. That's why we're hoping you will respond to our Action for Addenbrooke's call, so we have more funds to support requests quickly, as needs arise.
Elizabeth Burns is a patient who is keen to encourage others to give generously. "I found a lump on New Year's Day and promptly received chemotherapy and radiotherapy, along with emotional support from Addenbrooke's staff. My surgeons used a specimen x-ray machine, kindly funded by ACT, which allowed them to analyse specimens and spot abnormalities in the operating theatre. This meant that I didn't need to have a second operation which, after six months of cancer treatment, would have been very difficult to cope with. I'm very grateful to all Addenbrooke's supporters that the machine was available."
Keith McNeil was Chief Executive of Addenbrooke's and the Rosie when the campaign was launched: "Like hospitals across the country, we are being faced with unprecedented pressures, treating increasing numbers of patients, with dwindling levels of resources. We are meeting our obligations to patients, and providing great services of which I'm proud, however, few funds are left for new and forward-thinking solutions to research, services and patient care – the additional excellence for which we are renowned. We are so grateful to have such fantastic support from the Cambridgeshire community; I do hope they'll support this Action for Addenbrooke's campaign too".
Will you take Action for Addenbrooke's?
Will you help make a difference for patients at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals by taking Action for Addenbrooke’s?
By taking action you can help us quickly and flexibly respond to patients’ most urgent needs, wherever and whenever they occur across the two hospitals. Susanne Owers, our Director of Fundraising, explains:
"Every day, doctors and nurses ask us to support important pieces of equipment, specialist staff or the little things that make all the difference to the lives of patients and those that love and care for them. These are requests which fall outside the remit of NHS funding, that’s why we're hoping you will respond to our Action for Addenbrooke's call, so we have more funds to support requests quickly, as needs arise."