Press release – 24 June 2016
People affected by cancer are invited to attend a drop in cancer support day at Kington Medical Practice on Friday July 8, from 10am until 2pm.
Information, support, and refreshments will be available on the day for anyone who has a cancer diagnosis, is caring for friend or relative who has cancer, or has lost a loved one to cancer.
Hosting the event are healthcare professionals from The Bracken Trust Cancer Support Centre and Macmillan cancer information and support service for Herefordshire.
Alison Stemp, Macmillan cancer information and support advisor at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “We’re very pleased to be able to reach out to the community in Kington and provide this drop in day to ensure that people affected by cancer have access to the right information and support.
“We will be on hand to offer support and information on all aspects of living with cancer and treatments available, diet and nutrition, signposting to local support services and charities, and relaxation groups”.
Helen Davies, senior nurse at The Bracken Trust Cancer Support Centre, added: “We provide high quality support to people who are living with cancer, their families and the bereaved. This includes free complementary therapies and a plan of support for each individual according to their needs.
“Please come along on Friday July 8, between 10am and 2pm, to Kington Medical Practice, to find out what we can offer you. No appointment is necessary and you can attend for help, support or simply for a chat and cup of tea”.
To find out more about The Bracken Trust call Helen Davies on 01597 823646 or email email@example.com
For more information about the Macmillan cancer information and support service in Herefordshire call Alison Stemp on 01432 355444 extension 5459, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wyevalley.nhs.uk (County Hospital, departments, Macmillan Renton Unit).
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.