Scannappeal's Robot Appeal

Rectory Homes is pleased to have made a significant contribution to Scannappeal, a locally based charity that is committed to providing state-of-the-art lifesaving equipment to hospitals in Buckinghamshire, in areas the NHS budget alone is not be able to fund.


The donation will go towards the charity’s Robot Appeal, seeking funding for a state of the art surgical robot at Wycombe Hospital which will initially be used for cancer treatment in the areas of colorectal, urological and gynaecological cancer, and for non-cancer treatment in these areas too.


"Scannappeal’s work is so important, as sadly we will all know someone in the community that needs life-saving treatment at some point, whether personally, a loved one, friend or colleague. Thankfully, thanks to the charity’s brilliant fundraising efforts, they will have access to state-of-the-art equipment at local hospitals, giving them every chance of a full and fast recovery,” said Sarah Vickers, Board Director at Rectory. “We value the opportunity to donate to this campaign and continue our longstanding support for such an important charity.”


Robotic surgery is a form of keyhole surgery involving small incisions where a surgeon controls a computer enhanced robot to mimic the surgeon’s hand movements with absolute precision. Named Da Vinci XI, the system will enable surgeons to perform intricate procedures with much better flexibility and precision than has been possible to date.


Robotic surgery can help make the thought of surgery far easier for patients. It can sometimes take months to recover from traditional open surgery, but robotic surgery incisions are much smaller, reducing the risk of complications and infection, minimising scarring, pain and discomfort and helping patients recover and return home more quickly.


For more information, please check out Scannappeal’s fundraising page here.


From everyone at Rectory Homes, we wish them every success with their fundraising.