Funding robotic surgery to fight prostate cancer


Every day, more than 130 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the most common cancer in men. Thanks to our donors, we provided two advanced Intuitive Da Vinci Robots that give a greater quality of treatment to those patients undergoing surgery as part of their treatment for prostate cancer.

Pioneering technology

Robotic surgery is a huge step in surgery, providing a more accurate and less invasive procedure that reduces the time of patients staying in hospital length and has better long term prospects for a full recovery. Southmead Hospital is one of largest urological centres in the country and as a result, hundreds of patients from Bristol and beyond have benefitted from these pioneering pieces of robotic equipment

“With two new state-of-the-art surgical robots we are at the forefront of prostate cancer care and grow our expertise in treating other cancers robotically, underlining our reputation as the leading urological robotic centre in the country.”

Anthony Koupparis, consultant urologist and lead for the multispecialty robotic programme

You made it happen

Our supporters raised an incredible £1.5 million to support this appeal – from community groups, and hundreds of fundraisers to transformational donations from the John James Bristol Foundation, The Medlock Charitable Trust, The James Tudor Foundation and the Nisbet Trust along with other local and national trusts and foundations.

We are so privileged to have the support of so many amazing people across the South West and beyond, who have given hope to men living with prostate cancer, the impact this has made on their lives cannot be understated.

Thank you for your support – it makes a huge difference to our patients, their families and our staff.

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