A special new end of treatment bell installed on the Oncology ward at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital is helping cancer patients to call time on cancer and celebrate the end of their chemotherapy treatment.
Thanks to UK-wide charity, End of Treatment Bells, cancer patients can now celebrate reaching the end of their treatment by ringing the bell, which has been placed at the centre of the ward.
Oncology Unit Manager, Grace Easton read about the treatment bells on the charity’s Facebook page and saw how other hospitals have been using them on various cancer units to support patients.
Grace said: “I wanted to have an End of Treatment bell to the unit so patients can celebrate the end of their treatment.
“Completing cancer treatment is a huge milestone to achieve and a big event too for friends and family who are also celebrating the end of a loved one’s treatment journey.
“Our staff on the unit are really pleased to welcome the bell and introduce it to patients.
“It’s nice to add some fun for patients who have been going through a very tough time.
“We are very happy to have the bell and hope that our patients will enjoy it too”.
The charity relies on sponsorship to fund new bells and many families who have successfully received treatment show their appreciation by donating funds to the charity.
The End of Treatment Bells charity is part of a registered charity (The Maria Watt Foundation – charity number 1118733.
To donate text to 70070 using the code EOTB48 (space) followed by an amount including the pound sign (£1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10).