2018 June


Bright Red Nurse Takes Up Post In Sunderland Royal Hospital

We are delighted to share with you that our second Bright Red Nurse has now taken up post in Sunderland Royal Hospital, thanks to our investment of nearly £80,000.

With another Clinical Nurse Specialist in Sunderland’s service they are able to offer a far superior service to their haematology patients. We would anticipate that the huge majority of patients would be able to meet with a CNS prior to starting chemo, giving patients the opportunity to ask questions, familiarize themselves with the hospital and the team and also just take some time to build a relationship with their key worker. This post will make such a difference. We are so proud to support it and thankful to all our supporters for making it happen.

As most of you know we already fund a nurse at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care. Due to the increase in demand on haematology services in our region, coupled with the financial constraints of the NHS, the charity are working tirelessly with Trust’s from across the North to try and fund an outreach nurse in every area of the northern region.

We would like to wish the successful candidate, Jill Bell, all the very best in her new role! We are sure you will make a wonderful addition to the fantastic team at Sunderland.

Jill Bell with Dr Hervey



Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year Partnerships

We are delighted to share that we have been shortlisted for three Sainsbury’s stores as part of their Local Charity of the Year scheme.

We will be up against two other charities in each of the stores and it will all be down to a public vote.

Voting is now open and you can either vote in store or online.

To cast your online vote please visit : https://www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk/?adb_src=2-b13-c3_13.06.2016

The stores we are competing in are; Haddricks Mill Local, Ponteland and Cramlington

If you shop in one of these stores, please consider putting a token in our voting box! These partnerships make such a difference.

Voting closes on 24 June.


Complementary Therapy at Sunderland Royal Hospital

Bright Red are proud supporters of the complementary therapists at Sunderland Royal Hospital. We provided £3,500 of funding which helped provide 1,475 therapies, given to 992 patients.

Therapies included : Auricular acupuncture, massage, Indian head massage, reflexology, reiki, and mindful touch.

These therapies can make such a difference to patients. In fact of the 150 Patient Experience Survey’s submitted for the annual review, 100% of patients were satisfied with the services and the therapists.

Feedback included :

“I found the head massage very therapeutic and relaxing, well worth it, thank you”

 “The therapist was very informative and helpful; she made me feel at ease during my first treatment I will definitely come again”

 “Everything was discussed in a professional manner and I am looking forward to the next session”

 “I appreciated this treatment very much, helped me to relax and I enjoyed the pamper”



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