LINC was set up to help a young mum who was refusing treatment for her leukaemia as she was worried about the cost of childcare whilst she was in hospital. LINC took care of these costs and years later that baby ran the London Marathon supported by her mother.
Since then LINC has grown considerably and now helps a huge variety of patients when they need it the most. On Rendcomb Ward side rooms, LINC funds all the extra things that help to improve care and make a stay in hospital slightly more comfortable.
Patients have access to a clinical psychologist that can provide some help in coming to terms with illness and the impact on patients and their families.
Financial help provides some support to those patients who are in difficulty as a result of their illness.