Eagle Radio

www.964eagle.co.uk

David Guetta: FlamesiTunesAmazon

Visit The Only Handyman website
Visit The Only Handyman website

Britelite Windows

Eagle Radio News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01483 300 964

Eagle Radio backs appeal for new Royal Surrey Urology Centre

tim sharp

6:00am 29th January 2018

Eagle Radio has teamed up with The Guildford Flames to support a local appeal raising money for a new, world-class Urology Centre at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

It is hoped it will stand as a national centre of excellence, offering reduced waiting times and fewer diagnosis delays.

Scheduled for completion in September 2018, the centre is being jointly funded by The Prostate Project and the Royal Surrey.

£1.9m has been raised by The Prostate Project so far, but a further £100,000 is needed to reach the £2m target. This is why the 'Race to the Line' Buy-a-Brick campaign has been launched.

Public donations are being match-funded up to £50,000, so the actual amount needed to raise is just £40,000 if all amounts are gift aided.

Urology centre

Tim Sharp is President of The Prostate Project, having helped start the charity 20 years ago.

He told Eagle: "All the highly talented and skilled technicians, clinicians and scientists will be able to work so much more efficiently.

"The Royal Surrey is bursting at the seams, it's dealing with more and more patients every year.

"It can't handle what it has got and this will create a great release valve and enable all of them to work so much more effectively."

Prostate cancer has become the biggest cancer killer of men. It kills one man every hour. 

But Tim says the centre isn't just for men: "It's for anybody with urological problems, men women and children.

"I wouldn't want people to think that it is just a prostate cancer centre, it certainly isn't.

"It's a centre for everybody and it is an NHS centre."

Tim Sharp

Tim Sharp with some of the Guildford Flames team

The inspiration for the 'Buy-a-Brick' appeal came from Guildford Cathedral, which benefited from a similar campaign back in 1952.

"It's wonderful for Guildford" Tim added.

"It is a landmark building, there are very few urology centres in the country and this will be a real flagship not just for Surrey, but for the country.

"It's going to attract some excellent people because people who are involved in urology want to be able to work where they are able to work at their best. This is what this fantastic new building is going to be able to offer them."

 

The new centre has been a long time coming, but was put on hold early in 2017 due to financial problems at the Royal Surrey.

Following an extensive review of the hospital’s urology service, it was later decided to recommence the project.

Chief Executive, Paula Head, said: I am very pleased that we are able to progress this project, which recognises the Trust’s commitment to Urology services and in particular the treatment of prostate cancer.

“The Trust already achieves fantastic outcomes for its urology patients and the new facility will ensure an excellent experience during their treatment.

“I appreciate that the pause, particularly for the Prostate Project and its generous donors has been difficult, but it is now the right time to move this ambitious build forward."

The new Urology Centre is hoped to be up and running by September 2018.

You can buy a brick online via The Prostate Project

 

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Eagle Radio platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles

2018 Surrey Para Games is nearly here!

Surrey and Hampshire News: Around 200 children are expected to take part in the Godalming event.

2018 Surrey Para Games is nearly here!

Surrey and Hampshire News: Around 200 children are expected to take part in the Godalming event.

Pollen count soars across Surrey and Hampshire

Surrey and Hampshire News: Predictions of the highest levels in 12 years could extend beyond this week.

Top articles

Up to 7,700 'lost pupils' did not take GCSEs, report finds

UK News: Thousands of young people are disappearing from the education system before they sit their GCSEs, a new report has found.

Man arrested over rapper XXXTentacion murder

Showbiz: A man has been charged with the murder of rapper XXXTentacion.

Back for seasons 10 and 11 with The Guildford Flames

Surrey and Hampshire Sport: Defenceman Jez Lundin signs on for the next 2 seasons

Manchester United sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk

Sport: Manchester United have completed the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk on a five-year deal.

Man suffers broken jaw in Camberley attack

Surrey and Hampshire News: He was knocked unconscious in the High Street.

Internet shut down across Algeria to stop pupils cheating in exams

World News: To stop pupils cheating in Algeria, the government has taken the extreme measure of cutting internet access across the whole of the country during exam time.

Ex-F1 owner CVC in £3bn race for Dubai schools group GEMS

Business News: The former controlling shareholder in Formula One motor racing has made a takeover approach to investors in GEMS Education, a Dubai-based schools group which has been planning a £3bn London flotation.

Internet shut down across Algeria to stop pupils cheating in exams

Strange News: To stop pupils cheating in Algeria, the government has taken the extreme measure of cutting internet access across the whole of the country during exam time.

Whitehill and Bordon projects receive £1m

Surrey and Hampshire News: It's for improving local community facilities

Last day to register to vote in local elections

Surrey and Hampshire News: Polls are being held in eight local authorities in Surrey and Hampshire.

Protecting the food on your plate and eating out in Guildford

Guildford Borough Council: The safety of our food is often something we take for granted

Back for seasons 10 and 11 with The Guildford Flames

Surrey and Hampshire Sport: Defenceman Jez Lundin signs on for the next 2 seasons

Family's heart-breaking tribute to man hit by HGV in Hartley Wintney

Surrey and Hampshire News: David Corfield was a "dedicated member of the Winchfield community".

Hottest Mayday bank holiday since records began

Surrey and Hampshire News: The Met Office has recorded a temperature of 24.2C in East Sussex the warmest early May Day bank holiday in 40 years.

10 Things You'll Know If You Grew Up In Woking

Local Radio Day: If you grew up in Woking you'll know what we mean!

Causing a splash with Waterloo!

On This Day: 70s: It was the day ABBA released this album in the UK

It Was 13 Hours Of Non Stop Rock In New York

On This Day: 80s: On this day in 1988, Led Zeppelin reunited for the Atlantic records 40th Anniversary.

How Many Eurovision Winners Can You Name?

Quiz: Ahead of tonight's Eurovision Song Contest, how many past winners can you and your family name?

5 Stunning Wedding Dress Trends In 2018

Sponsored: We've partnered with Home Counties Wedding Fairs to bring you the best wedding trends of the year.

2018 Surrey Para Games is nearly here!

Surrey and Hampshire News: Around 200 children are expected to take part in the Godalming event.

Shortage of school places forecast for Woking

Surrey and Hampshire News: It is because of a peak birth rate in 2012 and future housing plans.

Woking voter ID trial hailed a "success"

Surrey and Hampshire News: Data shows the overall turnout was not affected by the scheme.

Visit the Branston Adams website