A crucial trial for a new device, one we all hope will lead to better outcomes for patients undergoing treatment. Good luck to all involved.This week our Consultant Clinical Scientist and Head of Medical Physics & Radiotherapy, Mr James Green, was joined by representatives from the Lions Clubs of Leigh on Sea, Rayleigh, Eastwood, Castle Point and Southend on Sea.
Known as a ‘zone project’, the Lions clubs rallied together to donate a fantastic £10,500 to help fund a pioneering new study into biodegradable spacer insertion, protecting the rectum from radiation exposure during prostate radiation therapy.
Along with other generous donations from local supporters; Mark Iles in memory of his father Alan Iles, our friends at Castle Point Masonic Lodge and the Urology Cancer support group CADGERS, we have been able to raise the £15,000 needed to kick-start this trial.
James Green said ‘It’s great to have received so much support for the provision of advanced brachytherapy for patients in Essex in this way. Our community’s tireless fundraising efforts have helped to bring the latest, state of the art, techniques to local patients. It is a tremendous effort, and one for which we are truly grateful’
Our grateful thanks to all of those who have contributed towards this feasibility study.
Another great way to enjoy the outdoors, get a spot of light exercise and meet new people. Perfect.Morning all,
We had a very productive session with our fantastic Friends of Leigh Library Gardens group this morning.
Some Lavender plants have gone in along with Broom and Rosemary. We have also constructed a few "bug hotels" out of cord wood left over from our coppicing in the nature reserve at Belfairs Park. These logs will slowly rot and will give a whole range of beetles and insects a place to live and breed.
If you would like to volunteer to help restore this gem of a park we will be meeting again on the following dates:
Sat 13th April. Thurs 18th April.
Thurs 2 May. Sat 11th May. Thurs 23rd May.
Sat 1st June Sat 15th June. Thurs 27th June
Just bring yourselves and some stout footwear. We supply all the tools and gloves.