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Somerset Bowel Cancer Support Group’s generous donation to Musgrove Park Hospital - 21 December 2017

Somerset Bowel Cancer Support Group’s generous donation to Musgrove Park Hospital - 21 December 2017

A new machine is helping bowel cancer patients during operations at Musgrove Park Hospital.

The Air Seal machine was bought using money donated by the Somerset Bowel Cancer Support Group, thanks to generous donations and fundraisers held over the last two years.

It helps to maintain pressure during surgery, which helps to create a safer environment for patients.

Lorraine Cooke and John Fielding, committee members of the group, presented a cheque for £16,750 to lead colorectal cancer nurse Nicky Forsyth and colorectal nurse Maria Salter, Ian Eyre Brook, senior colorectal surgeon and Christopher Vickery, consultant surgeon.

Lorraine and John said: “The money was raised in a number of ways including a sponsored walk along the Bridgwater to Taunton Canal, marathons and a clay pigeon shoot, as well as generous donations.

“Thank you to everyone who has donated and we are very pleased to be able to support Musgrove and its patients.”

Nicky, a founding member of the group, added: “We are really grateful to everyone who has helped to raise this money and to the Somerset Bowel Cancer Support Group for the donation.

“The group has been running for just over 10 years and through its work and donations, has helped benefit many of our patients during that time.

“Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the group offers support to those who have been through bowel cancer, their families and raising awareness.”

“If people would like any support, they can call the group on 07979601614 or visit www.somersetbowelcancer.org.uk”

 

Photo caption: Maria Salter, colorectal nurse, Lorraine Cooke and John Fielding, Ian Eyre Brook, senior colorectal surgeon, Christopher Vickery, consultant surgeon and Nicky Forsyth lead colorectal cancer nurse.