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Nursing Trust awards grant to increase specialist care for patients in Wales

Independent charitable trust, The Burdett Trust for Nursing, is donating a £10,000 grant to Mesothelioma UK, the national asbestos-related cancer charity.

The funding will enable Mesothelioma UK to appoint a Project Lead that will establish an All Wales Mesothelioma Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) and support the delivery of clinical nurse specialist care to patients across Wales. 

Mesothelioma is a type of lung cancer primarily caused by exposure to asbestos and affects approximately 2,700 people in the UK each year. Mesothelioma UK is a national charity providing help and advice to patients and families including a network of clinical nurse specialists based at NHS trusts around the country. 

Shirley Banes, Chief Executive at the Burdett Trust said: 

The Burdett Trust is proud to be able to support Mesothelioma UK with this grant. The work nurses do on the frontline is vital. Our Trust recognises the importance of providing grants to charities that carry out essential support services such as Mesothelioma UK.

Lorraine Creech, Head of Nursing for Mesothelioma UK added: 

We’re extremely grateful for the grant of £10,000 from The Burdett Trust. Grants like this are vital to us as we rely entirely on donations and fundraisers to fund the running of the charity. This funding will help us to establish a better provision of specialist support and expertise for patients in Wales where there is currently no multi-disciplinary team for mesothelioma.

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