About Ark Cancer Centre Charity
The charity’s mission is to help deliver a cancer centre where supportive care and complementary therapies are available alongside chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments under one roof.
Ark Cancer Centre Charity is raising £5million towards a cancer treatment centre that will be built by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) at Basingstoke hospital.
The charity’s £5m will ensure the provision of a range of complementary and support therapies in one inspirational building that will offer a therapeutic, healing environment.
Chemotherapy treatment is already available in Basingstoke and Winchester, and while radiotherapy is available in Basingstoke, most patients still have to travel to Southampton or Guildford for their treatment.
The new centre will enhance the care received by patients and their families throughout their cancer treatment journey.
Core cancer treatments together with supportive care and complementary therapies will be provided in a calm and uplifting environment which will positively reinforce the treatment process.
Research has proved that the healing process for patients and their ability to cope with illness improves in a psychologically supportive environment. The design within this cancer centre will be nurturing, therapeutic and stress-reducing.
We want everyone who visits the cancer treatment centre to feel welcome and relaxed. Patients will not only receive care and support but they will also find peaceful areas to wait with their families before and after treatment.
A long journey, with the destination getting closer every day.
Merv Rees is a world-leading consultant liver surgeon based in Basingstoke and an Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee. Here he explains a little bit of history of the Ark campaign, and the current progress of the cancer treatment centre.
Thank you for supporting Ark Day and Ark’s £5m campaign.
We have one goal, and one vision. Let’s get this cancer treatment centre built!