A new cancer care centre in the centre of the City moved a step closer yesterday when the three groups involved in the scheme agreed to proposals for a Maggie’s Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.
The plans, proposed by cancer care charity Maggie’s and backed by Barts Health NHS Trust and The Friends of The Great Hall and Archive of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, have improved facilities the hospital’s Great Hall.
The £5m scheme was backed by City A.M. managing director Lawson Muncaster, Centrica’s Sam Laidlaw and Gerald Kaye of Helical Bar.
Laura Lee, chief executive of Maggie’s, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have found a solution that works well for all parties and that we can move forwards with the important work of supporting people with cancer across north east London.
“St Bartholomew’s Hospital sees over 5,500 new cancer diagnoses a year, so there is a crucial need for the programme of support the new Maggie’s Centre will offer. We very much look forward to continuing to work in partnership with The Friends and Barts Health NHS Trust.”
The plans will incorporate shared facilities within the Maggie’s Centre to support the operation of the Great Hall.