Monday, 21 January 2008

Help name new cancer centre and win a meal for two

RESIDENTS of West Somerset are being offered an opportunity to name a new cancer centre currently being built at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.
The £20 million centre is scheduled to open in May of next year and will include an 18-bed inpatient ward, 22-chair/bed haematology and chemotherapy day ward, two linear accelerators, a CT simulator, and outpatients facilities.
The new service will employ about 100 staff and it will turn Musgrove into a centre of excellence in Somerset for cancer services.
Patients will no longer have to travel to Bristol or Exeter for their planning and radiotherapy treatment.
Now, the hospital is asking for names for the centre to be suggested by the public and staff.
Musgrove cancer services manager Babette Fuller said: “This new centre is for the whole of Somerset and we want patients, ex-patients, family members, staff, and carers to be involved in deciding on its name.
“We want the chosen name to be short and to suggest hope, healing, compassion, teamwork, quality, and the values that we aspire to at Musgrove.
“We do not think the new centre should be named after any one individual.”
All ideas will be put to a panel of patients, staff, representatives of SURE, and others to make the final decision.
The person proposing the chosen name will win a meal for two in the restaurant of the Castle Hotel, in Taunton.
Any suggestions should be sent either by post to Jo Walker, Ward 9, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, TA1 5 DA or by email to joanna.walker
  • Our photograph shows the cancer centre under construction at Musgrove Park Hospital. Photo submitted.

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