Nissan Donates Transport for Cancer Patients
Nissan knew when it produced its Nissan NV200 Combi vans that they would be helpful in many situations, but perhaps the brand didn't realize it would be aiding cancer patients during their journeys to and from hospitals and home. That's exactly the task the van will be charged with through the Newcastle, UK-based charity called "Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care." The organization has ordered 25 of these Nissan van models to be delivered over the next couple of years, with another 25 vans planned to be dispersed in 2014. The vans will transport up to a thousand patients every week (adding up to 50-thousand patients a year) in these vehicles.
Patients are transported without cost to them from their homes to Freeman Hospital in High Heaton, UK for radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments. The Nissan NV200 vans were chosen due to their versatility. They can easily transport patients that are unsteady after treatment. As Brian Burnie, Trustee of the charity, explains, " The accessibility of the NV200 Combi validated our decision to work with Nissan. The twin sliding side doors, coupled with the addition of a bespoke external footstep . . . offer choice and convenience of entry. . . [they] are spacious and have significant passenger and load carrying space. There is considerable leg and knee room and even with all seven seats in use, there is still space in the luggage area for a wheelchair and medical box."1
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