Cancer Ward gets a lift thanks to UHNM Charity


A Haematology and Oncology Ward at the Royal Stoke University Hospital has been given a lift thanks to UHNM Charity.

Staff and patients on Ward 201 at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust’s Cancer Centre will benefit from a new hoist made possible thanks to the efforts of local fundraisers.

As well being used to help move immobile patients from their beds to their chairs, the hoist features a weighing device which will aid in chemotherapy treatment.

Rebecca Noble, Staff Nurse on Ward 201 said, “This new hoist will benefit the whole ward and ensures bed bound patients can remain independent whilst speeding up their recovery and discharge home.”

“It also reduces the physical demands on our staff who prior to this were lifting patients by hand, with the weighing chair enabling us to better assess patients prior to any treatment.”  

The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust’s state-of-the-art Cancer Centre opened in 2009, and offers a range of inpatient, day, and outpatient cancer services to a population of 700,000.

If you would like to fundraise for UHNM Charity visit for more information, or call 01782 676444 to speak to one of the UHNM Charity team.

(Staff Nurse Rebecca Noble is pictured in the hoist with Nursing Assistant Lisa Evans)