The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is known to be the leading centre for orthopaedic oncology in the UK. Therefor many patients have to travel from across the country to receive treatment.
Travelling a long way can be tiring and time consuming for anyone, but to do so to receive life changing treatment or to attend a potentially unnerving oncology appointment, can cause additional worry and stress.
The Cancer Care Family Fund has been set up so that we can provide additional support these patients, as well as their families and carers.
Every year hundreds of oncology patients travel over 50 miles to The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital for treatment. This can cost each patient hundreds of pounds in travel alone, not forgetting accommodation for family members and carers too.
For some patients and families meeting these hidden costs is not feasible, which is where the Cancer Care Family Fund can help. CCFF has been launched to help patients and families with the added financial pressure a cancer diagnosis can bring.
Every year ROC provides extra financial support to the oncology team in order to help patients and their families with travel, accommodation and other costs arising from hospital visits.
Each oncology patient undergoes a financial assessment completed by the Macmillan team to determine whether they are eligible for funding.
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