Funded Hospital Staff

We're passionate about helping to build a comprehensive and holistic cancer care team

Fully Funded Full Time Integrative Therapist, The Christie Hospital

Over the last year, we are very proud to have been working with Hanna Simpson and The Christie to fully fund a new full time Integrative Therapist role at one of the country’s leading hospitals for young people with cancer.

The Ella Dawson Foundation has donated full funds for a Band 6 nurse trained in complementary therapy in a 12-month pilot scheme at The Christie Hospital, in Manchester, a Principal Treatment Centre (PTC) for teenagers and young adults with cancer. 

It is hoped the new role will help ease the often gruelling and highly medicalised journeys of the 270 young people and their families who are treated at The Christie every year.

“This role will become one of the most impactful services we have. The experience for our young people and their families will be incredible. We’re so lucky that the Ella Dawson Foundation have offered the Christie to be the pilot site.” 

Hanna Simpson, Teenage & Young Adult Lead Nurse

We know how much time is spent in hospitals, attending appointments, waiting for results, receiving treatment, and recovering. It can be a scary, place full of medical language, scans, continuous sounds, and being prodded and poked whilst having test upon test. 

We understand the impact this can have on your physical and mental health, so at the Ella Dawson Foundation we're passionate about helping build a comprehensive and holistic cancer care team. 

We aim to play our part in supporting the NHS long term cancer care plan by part and fully funding dedicated wellbeing staff for young people with cancer.