We know how important a person’s environment is to their overall wellbeing and recovery.

Welcoming, comfortable and safe environments

From wall art and new furniture to make wards more welcoming, to major redevelopment works to enhance the whole patient experience, we’re always looking at how we can make an impact.

The wall art in our Older People's Unit has already made such a difference. Yesterday, two of our patients with dementia were extremely anxious but after seeing the art, they became much more settled. The garden scene became a talking point with staff and an opportunity to reminisce; thank you.

Grace Angeles, Senior Sister

Patient experience

Alongside transforming the hospital environment, we fund projects that support our patients’ needs beyond the physical setting.

That sense of community was really special to me: I’ve made some great friends. The meet ups give an opportunity to talk as much or as little about cancer – sometimes it’s a good distraction; other times it helps to know there’s someone to talk to who’s gone through something similar.

Adam Golder, 26, was treated at Royal Surrey County Hospital. 

Working with our Teenage and Young Adults with Cancer service, we provide peer support groups, adventure activity weekends away, social events and education days for young people living with cancer, so that people like Adam feel supported throughout their treatment and beyond.

Read Adam’s story >

The difference we’re making, together

Thanks to our supporters, in the last year we have funded:

  • Safe spaces for those who need it by refurbishing counselling rooms.

  • Peer support groups for teenagers and young adults with cancer. 

  • Redevelopment of our pre-treatment mould room for patients who need radiotherapy. 

All of this was only possible because of people like you.

Help make a difference