Cromer & District Hospital will be hosting a community open day on Saturday 16 October so members of the public can visit the new North Norfolk Macmillan Cancer Centre, which has been made possible due to donations from the public and three charities – Macmillan Cancer Support, the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity, and the Cromer Community and Hospital Friends.
The day, which will run from 10:00 to 13:00hrs, it is free to attend with free parking on site during that day and will offer visitors the chance to see the new £4.85million centre which has been created from the old Davidson Ward Block at the hospital to give state of the art facilities for patients undergoing chemotherapy or other treatments.
Visitors will also be able to see the new bespoke artwork created by local artist Eloise O’Hare which has been incorporated in the design to produce a suitable environment for those attending the centre.
There is no need to book for the day but we do ask that all visitors wear a mask and sanitise their hands on entry to the hospital property signed North Norfolk Macmillan Cancer Centre, following NHS guidance for healthcare property.
The new facility opened for patients on 13 September.
Notes for Editors
The N&N Hospitals Charity has put £1.8m into funding the build, Macmillan Cancer Support £2.2m, and funding for the equipment has also been provided by the Cromer Community and Hospital Friends with a £600,000 donation. This new cancer unit will have five treatment chairs, enabling an additional 2,000 chemotherapy treatments each year, plus space for the Acute Oncology Service which supports patients with cancer who have complications or symptoms related to their cancer or its treatment. There is also a patient support and information centre run by Macmillan. The new unit will also free up space in the main Cromer Hospital building to deliver extra surgical procedures.