The new unit will include space for a Charity office

The Chestnut urological investigations unit will continue to work closely with The Chestnut Appeal, a charity founded at Derriford Hospital in 1999.

The new unit will include space for a Charity office and the appeal will continue to raise funds for the very latest equipment and comforts for patients which are beyond what is offered on the NHS, making the unit the very best it can be. This includes funding for training a psychosexual counsellor, offering a dedicated service for male continence, funding pioneering equipment and technology to be housed in this new space. There will also be a conference room where our support group can meet each month.

“This purpose-built unit is going to be amazing for anyone who needs to access urology services, in particular men with Prostate, Testicular or Penile Cancers,” said Lesley-Ann Simpson, Chief Executive Officer at The Chestnut Appeal.

“This unit will be giving men gold standard care in the South West, where it will be possible, even the norm, to have a consultation, scan, biopsy and results the very same day. I can’t wait for this service to be up and running, and continuing to strive to be the best we can be.”

It is hoped the official opening will be just weeks away now.

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