LINC’s remit is to improve the care of cancer patients receiving intensive treatment within Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The Leukaemia & Intensive Chemotherapy Fund is a local cancer support charity that works to improve the care of patients who are receiving treatment within Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. From financial grants to sky TV we provide whatever is needed to make the long hospital stay more bearable.
Our LINC clinical psychology team provides help to patients and their families – this support may go on for some time after the patient has left hospital – helping them to readjust to the outside world.
LINC is there to help from the time of diagnosis, throughout treatment and for as long as required.
In 2018 our main emphasis was on upgrading the en-suite showers on Rendcomb Ward side rooms. We have also been asked to fund a clinical research nurse. Many of our patients are entered in clinical trials. This happens throughout the country- the results being collated at a central point so the clinicians can assess how effective the treatment has been and what dose of chemotherapy is most effective.
There will always be a need for something to help patients through their treatment – either new equipment or replacing existing items purchased by LINC. We are already committed to funding 2 clinical psychologists and their secretarial time plus our PhD research fellow.
These recurring expenses mean that the charity has to raise £100K per year for these salaries before we can do anything else. If we agree to fund a full time research nurse this sum will increase.
Your support is very important to us and to our patients. Without your help we would not be able to continue to provide this level of patient care.
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