Each year we deliver around 6,500 chemotherapy and other treatments to patients on board our Mobile Support Units. Having their treatment with us instead of going to hospital is less stressful and saves precious time and money.
Hear from some of our patients about why they prefer having their treatment on board our Mobile Support Unit.
Claire from Port Talbot had her treatment for breast cancer on our Mobile Support Unit in Swansea on a Saturday.
"I work Monday to Friday so when the doctor told me I could have my treatment on Tenovus Cancer Care’s Mobile Support Unit on a Saturday, I jumped at the chance.
"It’s much, much easier. The location of the Unit in town means I can just get the train in, and even do a bit of shopping afterwards too.
"I would tell anyone who was working to go to the Unit on a Saturday. You’re in and out – no hanging about like at the hospital. When you have treatment in the hospital, you’re always worried that you’re going to catch a cold or get ill, but you don’t get that on the Mobile Support Unit as it's fewer patients. That gives you peace of mind."
Meet Debbie and Rory
Debbie from Cardiff was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2014 and had her treatment on our Mobile Support Unit after having surgery.
"I was diagnosed when my son Rory was just two years old. As a single mum it was a terrifying prospect.
"I had a mastectomy then four months of chemo, which I was lucky enough to have on the Unit. It’s a lovely, friendly, professional environment that I could get to quickly and easily and not wait long for my treatment. An absolute godsend when Rory needed to come with me. It’s a comfortable and intimate environment where you’re known as a person, not just a patient."
Margaret from Cwmbran has had bowel cancer twice, and each time has had her treatment on our Mobile Support Unit.
"I had my chemotherapy on the Unit for the first time four years ago. I chose the Unit because it’s just four minutes away from home, where as Velindre Hospital is a good 30 minutes in the car.
"It can be quite a problem parking there as it can be very busy. But when I come to the Unit at Cwmbran Stadium there's loads of parking. It’s so convenient. My chemo takes about an hour and then I’m off back home in four minutes.
"The nurses are the same each time so you get to know them and they get to know you, and that is a comfort.
"This really is the best place for me to have my chemotherapy."