Press release – 15 July 2016
Wye Valley NHS Trust hosts skin cancer health and wellbeing day
Wye Valley NHS Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support hosted a health and wellbeing day this week for people affected by skin cancer in Herefordshire.
Health experts were on hand at this specialist event, held on Wednesday July 13 at the Kindle Centre, to provide advice on a range of issues relating to skin cancer, prevention and the ongoing management of the disease.
Sophie Davis, Macmillan skin cancer support worker at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “We are very pleased to have held our first skin cancer health and wellbeing day in the county, which has been funded by Macmillan Cancer Support.
“It’s important that people affected by skin cancer, and patients being monitored by Hereford County Hospital skin cancer specialists, are empowered to take control of their recovery and living with and beyond cancer.
“This event is a great example of partnership working with local organisations, charities and support services, such as Hereford Yeleni Centre, Halo Leisure and Polly Gabriel - Changing Faces, to promote positive lifestyles choices and the support available locally”.
To find out more about the local support and advice available visit www.wyevalley.nhs.uk
(visitors and patients, County Hospital departments, Macmillan Renton Unit). You can also visit www.macmillan.org.uk
Notes to Editors WVT:
- Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider of health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve.
- By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.
- With an estimated annual turnover of around £180 million, we employ around 3,000 staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.
For further information please contact:
John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Fiona Gurney, Communications Officer 01432 355444 ext. 5105.