Local wellbeing events launching for patients, families and carers affected by cancer
Patients, families and carers affected by cancer can benefit from a new monthly programme of health and wellbeing events across Worcestershire launching in the new year, aimed at encouraging a positive approach to moving forward after diagnosis.
The events, developed by the Cancer Services Team at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, will be held at venues across the county, and will be a ‘one stop shop’, providing advice and information across a range of topics.
Elaine Stratford, Cancer Quality Assurance Manager at the Trust, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming patients, families and carers and hope that the events will provide the practical and emotional support and information they need at what is a difficult and anxious time.
“A range of topics will be covered, including dietary advice, keeping active and coping with fatigue, relaxation and mindfulness, finance and benefits advice, and emotional health and help for carers.
“These events form part of a series of improvements we are making to cancer care across the county, and will help us to meet the aims of the national NHS Cancer Plan by March 2020.”
The first event will take place on Wednesday 26 February at Waitrose in Worcester. Patients who wish to attend the event – and future events - are asked to book a place in advance, and are welcome to bring a friend or family member with them on the day. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.