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LATEST: Former cancer patient donates £7,000 to Maidstone Hospital

Thursday 25th February 2021

A FORMER cancer patient has donated new medical equipment to the Kent Oncology Centre at Maidstone Hospital.

Stephen Stamp, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in early 2020, generously donated nearly £7,000 to the Cancer Services Fund to purchase a new bladder scanner for the Radiology Department.

The bladder scanner will be used by the team to provide safe and reliable scans for patients undergoing treatment at the Trust.

The scanner is a key diagnostic device that enables staff to determine if a patient is able to pass urine.

Mr Stamp, from Gravesend, said: “I was very lucky to receive an excellent level of care at Maidstone Hospital and thankfully made a complete recovery following my diagnosis.

“I wanted to give something back to the Trust to thank the staff for my care. I also wanted to provide a donation in memory of my late father, John Stamp, who sadly passed away in 1997 after suffering with prostate cancer.

“My father encouraged me to undergo prostate cancer screening which meant that my cancer was thankfully detected early.

Katie Goodwin, Divisional Director of Operations for Cancer Services at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, said: “We are extremely grateful for this kind donation from Mr Stamp.

“The new scanner will make a huge difference to our patients and our staff here at the Trust.”

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