Our story began when Her Majesty the Queen, as Patron, requested a “sanctuary for all women in need but primarily the poorest” suffering from breast cancer, which led to ‘The Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer’ [QSCBC] being established as a leading regional centre in this field. The facility offers state-of-the-art equipment and the most modern approaches to the diagnosis, treatment and research, into a disease which has become Thailand’s biggest cancer risk for Thai women. In 2007, the ‘Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer QSCBC Foundation’, a non-profit organization, was founded to support the work of The centre.
The work of the QSCBC over twenty- five years and the Foundation, in the most underprivileged slums in greater Bangkok has shown the urgent need for a facility for patients to recover from breast cancer or pass away with dignity away from the squalor of a slum. ‘Pink Park’ is a purpose built care home which will be open to patients from all over Thailand. It will not only support the poorest patients, it will also help hospitals nationally by relieving the queue for acute beds. So often patients cannot be discharged because they have no carers and their ‘home’ is the floor of a slum. Pink Park’ has been built on donated land in Minburi and all the funds have been raised to build this desperately needed facility.
Breast cancer is the leading cancer killer of Thai women and is a disease which men can suffer from too. One additional remit of ‘Pink Park’ is to be as environmentally friendly as possible and hundreds of trees are being planted and solar energy is being installed.’ Pink Park’ will open in 2018 and will rely on donations. We do hope you will be able to support this cause.
Khunying Finola Chatamra Hon. Advisor Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer and Foundation.
Patient from the QSCBC Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Project
Some of the homes of the community who joined the QSCBC slum outreach Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Project.
Completed patient rooms at ‘Pink Park’, QSCBC Foundation, convalescence and
hospice home for the underprivileged.
Hospice nursing station
Hospice – external corridor for discreet access to a patient’s room, in the event that a patient passes away
Cafeteria and Day Care & Activity Centre