DCS Group donate £15,000 towards the new Stratford Cancer and Eye Hospital.

13 Nov 2014

Stratford-upon-Avon based Health and Beauty company DCS Group has donated £15,000 towards the new Stratford Cancer and Eye Hospital.
 
Denys Shortt OBE founder of DCS who is also Chairman of the £1 million Hospital Appeal commented :
 
“This hospital is the most important development for Stratford-upon-Avon in my lifetime and provides essential care for two of the most common ailments in old age – cancer and macular degeneration in eyes.”
 
“This new Cancer and Eye Hospital will be a Centre of Excellence in Britain”
 
“As a local business we are doing our bit to help the local community.  We are very proud of the Stratford-on-Avon District and if we can help create better services for local people we will do all we can to make it happen”
 
Plans for a new £22m Stratford Cancer & Eye Hospital have been approved by South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust. The development will see new cancer treatment and ophthalmology services brought to the town.
 
“Cancer services are being expanded to meet the demands of a growing and ageing population in Stratford” said Alison Gray – Head of Fundraising for the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.
 
“Demand for these services has increased 17% above the expected level since March 2013”
 
“Currently patients in South Warwickshire have to travel to Warwick Hospital for cancer treatment, a trip that many find too far. “
 
Work on the new building is due to begin in December and is expected to take 2 years.
 
Fundraising for the £1 million Appeal has just started and is already over the £70,000 mark

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