The Cystic Fibrosis Trust Project 2012

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Project 2012

Cystic Fibrosis is one of the UK’s most common, life-threatening, inherited diseases

Through research, better understanding and treatment, life expectancy is increasing.

The CF Trust is one of the charities that the Motcomb Street Party will be supporting in 2012.

A Cystic Fibrosis Wing is currently being built at Kings Hospital in London.

Our aim is to fund a room at King’s Hospital in their new Cystic Fibrosis wing.

The total cost for each room is £56,000.

With the money we gave last year plus this year’s money we would hope to be able to do that.

Cystic Fibrosis & King’s Hospital have said they want to put up a plaque in recognition of our tremendous support – which is fabulous.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust does tremendous work. Currently the life expectancy of someone with CF is around 38 years old – not too long ago some wouldn’t live much past birth or at the very most 2 years old. So incredible progress has been made but there’s still a lot more that can be done. Cross infection is life threatening to anyone with CF which is why all hospitals need (and must have) a special CF wing. King’s hospital is one of the hospitals that don’t have a CF wing and The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is working exceptionally hard to fund the new wing that’s currently being built there.

Patients with CF require repeated admission to hospital to treat lung infections and other complications.

Organisms can be transmitted between individuals with CF and sharing bathrooms can increase the risk of cross infection as many of the bacteria specific to CF thrive in these areas. To reduce the risk of cross infection between CF patients they need to be cared for in individual rooms with en-suite facilities.

The development of a specialist ward area with side rooms and en-suite facilities is needed to cope with the increase in CF patient numbers and to reduce the risk of cross infection.

In order to address the current problems outlined above, the new CF wing being built at King’s Hospital will be a dedicated facility that meets the necessary requirements for infection control, with 10 single en-suite rooms, treatment rooms and day case facilities to minimise the risk of cross infection.

Kings Hospital is very happy for us to arrange for particular sponsors to visit the rooms.