PROSTaid was started in 2006. We are a local, registered, independent prostate & prostate cancer charity, based in Wigston, Leicestershire. PROST aid covers Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire, we rely on donations and bequests to continue our work and receive no government funding. We are run by prostate cancer patients, families, friends and urological professionals.
Provide support & befriending. We provide Information & counselling for all prostate cancer & prostate disease suffers and their families given by local men who themselves have prostate cancer & diseases of the prostate! We run five support groups that meet regularly. see support groups
Fund two unique Prostate Cancer Specialist nurses.
Firstly, at The Urology Department at Leicester General Hospital, at the point of diagnosis. Secondly, at The Oncology Department at The Leicester Royal Infirmary. The first time there has been a metastatic palliative prostate cancer nurse in this important post.These are jointly funded with University Hospitals Leicester.
As a voluntary team comprised principally of prostate cancer sufferers, their families & friends and members of the University of Leicester Hospitals Urological team in the East Midlands Prostate Cancer Area we fund three local PROSTaid prostate cancer nurses in the East Midlands, two based in Leicester, and one we have just started funding a PROSTaid prostate cancer nurse at Northampton General Hospital .We fund more prostate cancer specialist nurses than anywhere else in the NHS !!. The cost to fund this new Northampton nurse to the charity over three years will be £68,000! We raise public awareness of the disease locally, offer vital support and befriending for patients with the disease by men who have prostate cancer.
We provide five Support groups throughout our area, to give support to local men newly diagnosed and treated and to patients with advanced prostate cancer. We fund new innovative treatments, tests and equipment. We at PROSTaid are a local Charity formed in 2006 with a positive attitude to prostate cancer and our aim is still to continue to improve treatments and save lives!