Westfield Health has given the Sheffield Leukaemia and Blood Disorders Appeal a £50,000 boost.
The first fundraising appeal to be launched by Sheffield Hospitals Charitable Trust (SHCT) is aiming to raise money to fully equip the newly refurbished haematology ward and day room within the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. The unit looks after leukaemia, myeloma, haemophilia and bone marrow transplant patients from across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire.
Funds raised by the appeal will be used to equip the proposed new wards, provide isolation rooms for bone marrow transplant patients, install patient entertainment systems and create a teenage cancer centre.
Westfield’s donation will go towards sponsoring an isolation room and purchasing new equipment for the ward and day unit, including important patient monitoring equipment, ECG machines and specialist chairs.
Graham Moore, Chairman of Westfield Health, said: "This is a fantastic appeal that is going to make a huge difference to the lives of many people. We are delighted to be involved with the appeal and I am looking forward to seeing the new facilities when they are finished."
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