EQUIPMENT REQUESTS

Dr. Richard Benson, Consultant Clinical Oncologist is a Trustee and, along with NHS colleagues, advises the PCTA of equipment needs.

EQUIPMENT PURCHASED

Since inception in 1981 the PCTA has raised around £2.4m to provide diagnostic and radiotherapy equipment for the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, as follows:

Year

Equipment / Activity

Funds Raised

1983

Fully equipped Radiotherapy Unit installed in Peterborough District Hospital

£200,000

1986

CT Scanner installed in Peterborough District Hospital

£500,000

1987

Donation (part cost) of Mobile Breast Scanning Unit

£100,000

1994

Refurbishment of Clinic 6

£75,000

1996

Sundry equipment

£28,000

1997

MRI Scanner

£765,000

1999

Ultrasound Breast Screening equipment (£44,000) and Colonoscope (£23,000)

£67,000

2000

New Radiotherapy Machine

£100,000

2002

Injection System\Infusion Pumps (£21,000) and Scholarship Fund (£3,000)

£24,000

2003

Endoscopic Ultrasound Machine

£76,000

2004

Argon Laser Equipment (£17,000), Ultrasound Breast Screening equipment (£58,000) and Scholarship Fund (£1,000)

£76,000

2005

Holmium Yag Laser (£50,000), Gastroscope (£25,000), Colonoscope (£28,000), Immunostainer (£29,000) and Scholarship Fund (£6,000)

£138,000

2006

Mammography Machine (£41,000), Faxitron (£18,000), Digital Camera (£42,000) and Uretro Renoscope (£3,000)

£104,000

2008

Ergonomic Microscope (£12,000) and Scholarship Fund (£1,400)

£13,400

2009

Contribution to software to enable accurate placing for cervical Brachytherapy

£2,000

2013

Linac Gating (£48,000 each) to support two Linear Accelerators in the Radiotherapy Department at Peterborough NHS Hospital

£96,000

2017

Cellular Pathology Department – one processor, two embedding stations and two microtomes

£60,000

 

TOTAL

£2.4m

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

To further benefit local cancer patients, we maintain a Scholarship Fund, following initial funding by EMAP (now part of the Top Right Group), for selected medical personnel to update and increase their specialist knowledge, subject to approval by the Trustees and the NHS Trust.