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Mobile Cancer Care Units (MCCUs)

In 2007 Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and national cancer charity,
Hope for Tomorrow launched the world's first Mobile Cancer Care Unit (MCCU).
In a unique partnership the MCCU is developed, built, owned and maintained by
Hope for Tomorrow and operated by highly trained NHS staff. These well-equipped MCCUs allow cancer patients to receive treatment in a restful environment closer to home, saving stressful long distance travel and minimising waiting times, allowing them to spend more time with their loved ones.

The MCCU has historically visited the below locations to give treatments (subject to change):

The Dilke Hospital, Forest of Dean (Cinderford)

Cirencester Hospital, Cirencester

Stroud Hospital, Stroud

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

The MCCU can visit up to 5 locations each week to give treatments, with up to 15 patients benefiting each day. These treatment locations are carefully chosen by the NHS Trust, based on where they can treat the most patients at any given point, hence being subject to change.

In February 2017, along with Hope for Tomorrow, we ‘re-launched’ the Gloucestershire unit to a Generation two MCCU

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