The National Brain Appeal

Molly Lane Fox Unit

To double the size of The Molly Lane Fox Unit - a beacon for the care for patients with brain tumours. 5,000 people are diagnosed with primary brain cancers each year and 60,000 develop secondary brain tumours.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (290173)

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  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy




More than 400 patients were admitted to the Molly Lane Fox Unit in 2015 but demand for the unit has outgrown capacity by over 55% meaning that more than half of patients are admitted to general wards and are not able to access the unique service that the unit offers.


The Molly Lane Fox Unit will be re-located to an existing, but larger, space on the fourth floor of the hospital that has the benefit of offering quieter surroundings filled with natural light. The new configuration will provide four bays with 24 beds, a quiet room, an assessment room as well as two single rooms with sofa-beds which can be used by those patients requiring a longer stay in hospital, with more complex needs or during end-of-life care.