The radiotherapy unit is set for completion in March 2018 and has been partly funded by a generous donation from Poole businessman Robert White, which together with NHS funds secured by Poole Hospital will provide for two Linear Accelerator (LINAC) radiotherapy devices, at a combined investment of £7.4million.
The appeal is funding a Cancer and Haematology Outpatients Department which is being built on top of the new radiotherapy unit at the Hospital.
He said: “If ever there was a charity worth raising money for it is the Dorset County Hospital Cancer Appeal.
When complete, the project will bring radiotherapy services to Dorchester for the first time. It will also fund major improvements to the existing chemotherapy unit.
He added: “I wanted to give a special mention to Denise, my ever-supportive, lovely wife, and my sister-in-law Carole Stanley. Also to Jenny Bayley, Ali Marfell, Chris Smith, Peter Peacock and Diane.”
“I sincerely hope that people will use their individual creative skills and come up with fundraising ideas to boost the charity’s funds.”