Clydebank Asbestos Group commits to funding Mesothelioma UK nursing post in Glasgow

The Clydebank Asbestos Group has generously pledged to donate sufficient funds to Mesothelioma UK to cover the cost of Mesothelioma UK’s Clinical Nurse Specialist Team Leader in Scotland, Carolyn MacRae.

Carolyn is an integral member of the Scottish Mesothelioma Network team. She is based at NHS Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, where she provides care and support for mesothelioma patients in the Glasgow and Clyde region. Carolyn is also an amazing team leader for the charity’s Scottish based clinical nurse specialists.

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer, usually caused by exposure to asbestos and predominantly affects the lining of the lungs. The UK has the highest incidence of the disease in the world with around 2,700 people diagnosed each year.

Theresa Jones, Chair of Clydebank Asbestos Group said: “We are delighted to be able to allow the continuation of Carolyn and her team’s great work. I have known Carolyn for a number of years and here at CAG, we are looking forward to continuing our working relationship whilst also supporting the NHS.”

Liz Darlison, CEO of Mesothelioma UK, added: “This generous funding commitment from the Clydebank Asbestos Group will directly impact patient care and enhance our ability to provide critical services in Scotland.

“Clydebank Asbestos Group shares our vision of improving mesothelioma care and advocating for patients. Together, we aim to make a lasting impact on the lives of those affected by this rare and aggressive cancer. Their commitment to funding this nursing post demonstrates their dedication to advancing healthcare and making a difference.”

April 23, 2024

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