Edward Jenner Unit


In February 2009, the Churchdown Male voice choir launched the LINC Jenner Appeal at a concert in Gloucester Cathedral. At that time, we thought the cost of extending and refurbishing the unit to create a state of art countywide haematology day unit facility would be in the region of £450K.

With huge local support and a very generous grant of £250K from the Kay Kendall
Leukaemia Fund the target was reached in early 2011. Work commenced in June 2011 and was completed by the beginning of November with the first patients being treated on 7th November.

Along the way, several additions were made to the original plans including a complete revamp of the phlebotomy rooms, rebuilding the reception area and replacement of much of the original equipment. This resulted in a total spend of just under £700,000.

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From Day 1 when I was diagnosed with CML, (February 2009) I can only say that I have received superb treatment in the EJ clinic. The experience has been the same throughout the seven year period, right up to today, June 23rd 2016, when again this morning I was treated in the same outstanding manner. Above the excellent clinical treatment has been the warm and compassionate approach from all, (yes all) the Consultants that I have seen and cannot speak highly enough.

Tim Evans

The end result is a wonderful, open plan, purpose built unit which is being used for the administration of chemotherapy, blood transfusion and supportive treatment. Comments from the staff indicate it is now a pleasure to come to work and for patients, it is a comfortable airy place to receive treatment.

Within this new build is a small tranquility garden which forms a focal point for some of the patients. Laurence and Jackie Llewellyn – Bowen officially opened this unit in April 2012. On Friday 9 March 2012 the Churchdown Male Voice Choir, with soprano Sue Black as soloist, performed again in Gloucester Cathedral to mark the completion and success of this project.

Laurence and Jackie Llewellyn – Bowen officially opened this unit in April 2012.

Patients can relax in the open airy space whilst receiving their treatment.

Within this new build is a small tranquility garden which forms a focal point for some of the patients.