Marathon success for chemotherapy suite

The chemotherapy team with Mark. L:R Nikki, Claire, Mark, Anne, Kieran, Jenny, Katie, Jane and Christina

Christina, chemotherapy nurse with the new trolleys

The chemotherapy suite at East Surrey Hospital was delighted to receive funding from SASH Charity to purchase four new specialist trolleys to help patients.

Two of these trolleys were purchased thanks to local business man, Mark Southam who ran the Brighton Marathon in 2017 for SASH Charity. The 38 year old from Horley, who runs MIS Export in Newchapel, Surrey, ran to raise money for the chemotherapy team in thanks for the care and support they have given to his friends.The chemotherapy suite at East Surrey Hospital was delighted to receive funding from SASH Charity to purchase four new specialist trolleys to help patients.

Mark raised a fantastic £726.00 and said:

“I was keen to help benefit a local charity and SASH Charity was the perfect fit as it supports my local hospital and my friends cannot speak highly enough about for the help and support they received from the cancer team. It was my thank you for them.”

The specialist trolleys are much lighter and more compact than the existing ones which were no longer fit for purpose. The trolleys are designed to store all the chemotherapy essentials inside – meaning that the nurse can put everything needed for the session in one place that is out of the way for the patient.

Claire-Marie Williams, chemotherapy suite manager said:

“We love our new trolleys as they are so much lighter and hold much more of what we need to assist our patients directly at the chair side. Everyone in the unit knows how we bought the trolleys thanks to Mark running the marathon for us, so we cannot thank him enough. Even the patients hear about it!”