South East London Breast Cancer Trust (SELBCT) bought 6 Plum A Pumps for the
chemotherapy unit on Hockenden Ward. The pumps which help ensure safe and
accurate infusions of chemo, were officially presented last week. Christine
Oliver says “Our charity was formed in 2010 as a result of patients leading a
fund-raising campaign to buy a lymph node analyser for The Princess Royal
University Hospital in Farnborough, Kent. We raised more than £120,000 for this
project. Since then, our charity has evolved as we have continued with our
fundraising and aim to buy equipment for local hospitals and chemo units.” The
charity has helped The Princess Royal, Queen Mary’s and The Queen Elizabeth,
Woolwich hospitals, Bexley & Greenwich Hospice and Harris Hospice Care as well
as donating to the BRCA Support Group at Guy’s Hospital.
They also run a buddy scheme for patients who would like support during their
treatments. All buddies are Macmillan trained. Please call the charity phone
number 07593 720208 if you would like to speak to one of them.
On the last Wednesday of the month they hold a support group meeting at The
Sloane, Beckenham, for all breast cancer patients, either NHS or private. They
are able to come along and have light refreshments and a chat. On some evenings
they have a speaker or some complimentary small treatments on offer like mini
Christine said: “Our aim is to help breast cancer patients and their families in
the South East London area. We would like to thank all staff, patients and
visitors for their continued support in purchasing our goods within the
hospital reception areas”.
Staff Nurse Abigail Fox, SELBCT Trustees: Georgie de la Nougerede and Christine Oliver with Patient.