Make a pledge for 2022 and let’s get the Rob Burrow Centre for MND built!

Lindsey and Rob Burrow watch on as their three children deliver the match ball before Leeds Rhinos clash with Huddersfield Giants.

As the New Year begins in 2022, why not make a pledge to help the fundraising effort throughout the year to make Rob Burrow’s dream of opening the Centre for MND in Leeds a reality.

The fundraising campaign by the Leeds Hospitals Charity has already got off to a fantastic start in the last few months but together we can make 2022, the year when we all make the difference and make sure we reach the £5 million target.

The Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease will see a team of 12 medical professionals based at a brand new location which will see all MND services housed under one roof for the first time.

This will help reduce travel across hospital sites and be much more easily accessible. Here, patients will have access to a range of holistic support tailored to their needs, from speech and language therapy, to diet and nutrition advice, and physiotherapy.

Patients will see consultants from Neurology, Palliative Care, Respiratory medicine alongside a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled professionals.

Supporting all aspects of the patient’s journey, the vision is for a space that is bright and modern, that has windows and gardens, with spaces for families to be together, or quiet rooms to reflect in after difficult conversations.

The centre will also be built with a vision for the future, able to support patients with MND today whilst adapting to new innovations and treatments for the patients of tomorrow.

Originally built in the early 20th century with care for infectious diseases in mind, the current home of the Centre is now showing its age. Significantly, the technology relating to the care needs of people with MND has moved on, whilst the building remains the same.

The current MND centre is located on a busy multi-purpose ward not built with MND patients in mind and without the ability to be fitted with equipment and facilities for those who are physically impaired.

Over the past ten years, referrals to the Leeds MND centre have doubled, with 40 new referrals each year. To continue to provide the best quality service, the team need access to facilities tailored to their patients’ specific needs.

Click here to donate now or find out more information about how you can get involved here