Solihull Hospital’s new £2.2 million chemotherapy unit officially opened its doors on first days of July 2018.
The unit, which will improve provision for cancer patients, will be known as the Solihull Haematology and Oncology Day Unit. It has been designed specifically with patient needs in mind and will offer a more peaceful and comfortable environment. The unit will have its own entrance and garden area. Solihull Hospital Charity have played a huge part in getting the unit ready for patients, by fundraising for state-of the-art equipment and 24 comfortable treatment chairs.
Black Sabbath guitarist, Tony Iommi cut the ribbon with with Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust’s Chief Executive, Dame Julie Moore at the Haematology and Oncology Day Unit on Tuesday (July 3).
Tony and Carl were then taken on a tour of the new facilities by Dr Manos Nikolousis, consultant haematologist and clinical director for haematology and oncology, and were given the chance to meet patients and staff to find out what they think about the new unit.
Sarah Mason for Solihullobserver.co.uk, 4 July 2018