CLIC Sargent has been awarded £50,000 from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, to fund the salaries of our two part-time specialist cancer nurses based at Royal Cornwall Hospital.
CLIC Sargent specialist cancer nurses enable treatments to be undertaken at home and provide information, continuity of care and, if necessary, palliative care, for children and young people with cancer, and their families.
Children and young people with cancer from Cornwall have to travel particularly long distances for treatment and hospital appointments as their nearest Principal Treatment Centre is Bristol Children’s Hospital. Our nurses based in regional hospitals (shared care centres) closer to home, can save them from a lot of travelling and can make a real difference to their quality of life.
Andrew Cooper, CLIC Sargent Assistant Director of Services for the south west, says: “I want to thank the Freemason’s Grand Charity for their support, it will make a real difference to children and young people with cancer in Cornwall, helping them to spend more time at home, safely, during their treatment, which can be vital when they have such a long journey to make to the specialist hospital in Bristol.”
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is a grant-making charity dedicated to supporting people in need. They provide grants totalling nearly £8 million each year.