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Our new £15 million Cancer Centre is due to open this Winter, allowing us to provide more cancer treatments for our patients here at the hospital.
The new centre will co-locate oncology, clinical haematology and cancer-related chemotherapy under one roof, meaning MKUH can improve the quality of its cancer services, help to increase capacity, establish new emergency care pathways and support the future demand for Cancer Services in Milton Keynes.
Facilities at the centre, which is located in the north part of the hospital site next to the multi-storey car park, will feature:
A brand new link corridor will be constructed between the Cancer Centre and the main hospital building for patients and staff to use. The site will also have room for future expansion of services.
Here are some photos of the latest construction progress made recently:
Two of Strictly Come Dancing’s biggest stars sashayed across the stage to lend the Fundraising Team a helping hand with the Cancer Centre Appeal.
Katya and Neil Jones were the star guests for the Milton Keynes Hospital Charity Gala Ball on Friday September 13 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, at the Stadium MK, helping to raise thousands for the new Cancer Centre here at the Trust.
Funding has been agreed for the following roles:
On 20 September between 1300-1600hrs, there will be a Band 5 nurses recruitment event at the Macmillan Unit at MKUH. All band 5 staff nurses that have an interest in working with patients on a cancer pathway are welcome to come and join the team. You will able to meet current staff members and explore work areas, processes, the new Cancer Centre plans and go on a tour of the Cancer Centre build.
You can request to have an interview on the recruitment afternoon or, on the day, you can request to have an interview a week later. We are keen to see all interested nurses but would also love to meet nurses currently working within the cancer nursing environment who also have chemotherapy experience. However, this is not essential as full training will be given.
Milton Keynes Council has already made a commitment of £10m towards the building costs, £2m has been pledged by Macmillan Cancer Support and the hospital itself has made a commitment from reserves. Milton Keynes Hospital Charity is working in raising the final £2.5m. This will not replace NHS funding, but will be used to provide supporting facilities and ensure this is a centre worthy of the people of Milton Keynes.
Milton Keynes Hospital Charity has held numerous events, such as Be Seen In Green, to raise money and their Gala Ball is coming up on Friday 13 September. You can find out more about the appeal, the ball and much more on the hospital charity’s website.
A topping-out ceremony was held on 4 July to officially lay the final shovel of cement and complete the internal structure of the new centre, which is due to be finished by the end of 2019. The ceremony, which is a builders’ tradition to mark the highest point of a new building, was attended by Milton Keynes Mayor Cllr Sam Crooks, who is supporting our Cancer Centre fundraising appeal this year, Vice-Lord Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire Alexander Boswell and MKUH Chairman Simon Lloyd. Along with other guests including MKUH staff, they were given a tour of the under-construction facility.