Milestone for Elly’s Ward 10 Flag Appeal in Pembrokeshire

Cancer services in Pembrokeshire continue to benefit from the amazing fundraising efforts of Elly’s Ward 10 Flag Appeal, which has recently passed the £25,000 mark.
Bernardine Rees, Chair of Hywel Dda University Health Board said: "I want to say a huge thank you to Elly and her family for their fantastic fundraising efforts.
“Elly's energy and enthusiasm is incredible. We very much appreciate Team Elly’s support, which continues to help us in improving cancer services locally, particularly in relation to Ward 10 at Withybush Hospital.”
As well as building a new Chemotherapy Day Unit in Withybush Hospital, Hywel Dda University Health Board’s plans for a significantly refurbished Palliative Care, Haematology and Oncology Unit (currently known as Ward 10) continue to move forward as part of a proposed multi-million pound development.
The development of the proposed new unit, which is subject to engagement work and approval of a business case by Welsh Government, will provide a modern, purpose-built inpatient facility for patients admitted to Withybush Hospital’s Ward 10, enabling specialist palliative care, oncology and haematology inpatient care for our local population. Plans have already been discussed with staff and stakeholders and a survey has been undertaken to hear people’s views about them. The survey’s findings will be analysed and the themes from them shared publicly in due course.
Elly’s father, Lyn Neville said: “It is an honour to be involved with the Ward 10 Project and work with the wonderful and dedicated nurses and staff. Elly’s Ward 10 Flag Appeal will do whatever we can to help this next step to the best available facilities for Cancer Patients.”
The Health Board is working with patients, relatives and carers, staff, local charities and fundraisers to improve cancer services locally. Regular communication and engagement activities will continue to keep people updated on progress.
For more information about the development and its progress, visit http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/862/page/86137.
Funds held to date for the Ward 10 development amount to over £326,000 by the University Health Board’s Pembrokeshire Cancer Services Funds and Elly’s Ward 10 Flag Appeal. The University Health Board is preparing a business case submission to Welsh Government for the rest of the funding required for the development.
If you would like to find out more about Elly’s Ward 10 Flag Appeal or make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/Ward10Flag.

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