MONEY is still needed to help build a specialist blood disease treatment unit that will serve Hampshire.
A £1.76m haematology day treatment unit is being built at Southampton General Hospital and is due to open in spring this year.
Although construction has started, a further £200,000 is still needed to complete the unit.
The Red and White Appeal has been set up to help raise the money.
Consultant haematologist Matthew Jenner said: ‘We’re delighted work has begun on this purpose-built facility, which will prove vital for patients living with blood conditions such as leukaemia and myeloma.
‘In order for patients to be able to benefit from these new facilities as quickly as possible, we need to have reached the fundraising target as quickly as possible, so we are appealing to the public to extend their generosity and support that little bit further to help us reach our goal.’
To find out more about the appeal, call 023 8079 8881 or visit uhs.nhs.uk/charity/.