EMS embarks on new contract with Tenovus
EMS has secured a new two-year contract with leading Welsh cancer charity Tenovus – providing ongoing management and development of the charity’s specialist mobile chemotherapy unit.Jo Quarterman
Published 09 December 2009
Having worked with the charity to develop this unique vehicle, which takes cancer treatment, support and advice to the heart of the South Wales community, EMS has now been commissioned to extend the initiative so its lifesaving facilities can reach more patients.
To launch the extended campaign, former Premiership and Wales footballer, John Hartson – who was diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this year – visited the Tenovus unit. John is the latest in an impressive line-up of sporting celebrities who have shown their support – including the Ryder Cup team captains.
Duncan Innes, Mobile Unit Manager at Tenovus, said: “Over 3,000 people have visited our mobile unit since the campaign launched in February. Having received an extremely positive response to the initiative, we’ll now be working with EMS to reach a larger number of patients across a wider geographic area.”
Keith Austin, Chief Executive Officer at EMS Healthcare, adds: “This new contract means the Tenovus mobile unit will be on the road 52 weeks of the year, visiting new areas Tenovus Articleas part of an extended schedule.
“We are now working to enhance the vehicle and improve patients’ experience when they come on board. One of the new features will be an improved on-board IT system that will provide a seamless patient experience.”
The 13.6 metre Tenovus mobile unit provides the space to treat four chemotherapy patients and also features a private consultation room and reception area.
In addition to Tenovus, EMS works with a number of NHS primary care trusts and other health-related charities, to deliver innovative healthcare campaigns across the country.