The chemotherapy unit may be open, but Over and Above still needs people to fundraise.

With the chemotherapy unit now open and treating patients, what is the next challenge facing North Devon fundraisers?

The hospital charity rebranded as Over and Above in December, with a vision to continue raising money for improved healthcare services.

As well as the success of the Seamoor Unit, the charity has funded a number of other projects.

It has raised £30,000 towards a new relatives’ room close to the intensive care unit, and £7,600 for a specialised trolley in the special care baby unit.

It has also funded
 £4,000 for a treadmill for the physiotherapy department; £3,800 for adult and paediatric resus trolleys; and £2,000 to purchase iPads for patients with acquired neurological conditions.

Ian Roome, fundraising manager, said: “We will be striving to improve patient care long after the new chemotherapy unit is built.

“We will continue to raise money for things that make a real difference to the lives of patients, families and staff at the hospital.”