RDC Appeal

OUR OBJECTIVE:

FASTER DIAGNOSIS,
FASTER TREATMENTS,
BETTER OUTCOMES

UCAN’s goal is to fund a Urological Cancer Rapid Diagnostic Centre (RDC) at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The Rapid Diagnostic Centre aims to enable more patients with a suspected urological cancer to be seen quicker, and to have all of their scans and/or diagnostic procedures during a single visit to hospital.

The RDC also aims to significantly reduce the time to diagnosis, which will improve cancer treatment outcomes and reduce anxiety for patients and their families across the North of Scotland.

Join us

Our launch event is on 25th April at The Chester Hotel. Register your interest below or if you cannot attend and would like to know more about the RDC Appeal please get in touch

 

 

WHY NOW?

 

1 in 5 men
in North Scotland will be diagnosed with a urological cancer.

1 in 3
men with prostate cancers in Scotland are diagnosed too late with advanced cancer that can no longer be cured.

1500 men and women
in North of Scotland are diagnosed with a urological cancer every year and 500 die each year.

They are 3 times
more likely to be cured if cancer is diagnosed early.

The waiting times for a urological cancer diagnosis are unacceptably long (up to 4-6 months delay) for some. Patients and their families suffer significant stress, anxiety and depression whilst waiting for tests, results and treatment plans.

 

OUR VISION:

A GROUNDBREAKING RAPID DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE SERVING THE GRAMPIAN AREA.

We will establish a best-practice international standard one-stop urological cancer rapid diagnostic centre co-located with the acute urology services.

Additional staff will ensure the centre has all of the expertise needed for a high quality service, removing all current bottlenecks. The centre will re-define how the Consultant Urologists, Cancer Specialist Nurses and critical support staff operate to maximise use and effectiveness.

 

Existing room layout

Existing room layout

Proposed RDC room layout