Our ‘Keyhole Cancer campaign’, completed in early 2008, enabled the provision of a £400,000 state-of-the-art laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) theatre suite. This enables surgeons to perform the latest and most complex keyhole procedures for patients undergoing cancer and general surgery. At the heart of the new theatres are some of the most advanced camera systems in Europe, which deliver extremely high quality images. Around 1,500-2,000 patients benefit each year. Many of these patients would have previously had to have ‘open’ surgery’ which would have meant longer hospital stays and recovery times and greater post operative pain and scarring.
"We would like to send our heartfelt thanks to all the supporters of the Stars Appeal on behalf of all of our patients to whom this equipment has, and will continue to, make a significant difference."
Consultant Surgeon Mr Charles Ranaboldo
To view a report by our consultant surgeons on how the Keyhole Cancer theatre suite has revolutionised their work please click here.
We need your support to continue to fund projects to help local cancer patients. Find out more about the Stars Appeal’s current cancer projects here.