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Velindre Hospital of Hope

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We are very pleased to let you know about a new 4 part television programme about Velindre that starts on Friday 30 March on ITV Cymru Wales at 8.00PM

Called Velindre: Hospital of Hope it’s a portrait of Velindre Cancer Centre, capturing the human stories behind the cancer statistics and diagnostics.

As a supporter of Velindre Cancer Centre we would love for you to watch the programme so you can see the difference your fundraising is making to Velindre’s patients and their families.

 Please see below link to programme preview and full programme schedule:

http://velind.re/HospitalOfHope

Episode 1 (Friday, 30th March, 8pm)

In episode one we see first-hand the dedication of the army of staff at Velindre Cancer Centre as they care for their patients. From receptionists to radiographers, clinical psychologists to porters this array of individuals are determined to make the patients’ experience as positive as possible. This week David’s about to start his treatment following complex surgery to remove a tumour from his brain and Rosa finds talking difficult after having cancer removed from her cheekbone.

 Episode 2 (Friday, 6th April, 8pm)

Episode two follows patients Carol and Michael as they undergo treatment and deal with the effects of their different cancers.  They both form bonds with medical students who have been paired up with them as part of a pioneering oncology project. Over a period of five months the students will attend clinics, consultations and visit them at home to get a better understanding of what it’s like from the patients’ perspective. 

Episode 3 (Friday, 13th April, 8pm)

We follow two patients at two different stages of their cancer journeys. Rebecca, a young mum who’s been having chemotherapy for two years for incurable abdominal cancer and Pauline who’s coming to terms with her diagnosis of anal cancer and the stigma surrounding it.

 Episode 4 (Friday, 20th April, 8pm)

The final episode sees Kevin adapting to a new way of living after undergoing major surgery to remove his oesophagus.  Allyson, who has terminal bowel cancer, is keeping her hopes high that she’ll make it to a very special Summer party, her thirtieth wedding anniversary.  

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