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CBBC’s Operation Ouch talk Cancer with patients in Herefordshire

Last spring the BBC came to Wye Valley NHS Trust to film three of our patients to talk about cancer.

Operation Ouch, hosted by Dr Chris and Dr Xand, is a programme created to help children understand medical conditions and what types of treatment they should expect if ever faced with a similar diagnosis to the patients featured.

This episode was a Cancer special explaining what it is, why people get it, how it can be treated and how to help someone going through it.

Three of our young patients, currently being supported by the Wye Valley Children’s Nursing Team, had the opportunity to ask the doctors about their medical condition.

Jo Jones, a Children’s Community Nurse at Wye Valley NHS Trust said “The children who took part all did an amazing job and are super excited to see themselves on TV”.

A special Thank you to Asda who have provided 20 movie night packs for the children to enjoy whilst watching the show.

The show will be aired on CBBC, Wednesday 8 February at 6pm or can be viewed now on BBC iPlayer HERE.



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 £295 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:

Fiona Gurney, communications officer, or John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928



Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 372928

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 372928


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