HOSPITAL TO HOST CANCER AWARENESS DAY

cancerawarenessdayThe Isle of Wight NHS Trust are holding a Cancer Awareness Day at St Mary’s Hospital in October.

The Awareness Day is open to any member of the public who may have any questions relating to Cancer.  It will also provide education and support to those individuals or their family members who may need it.

A range of staff including Clinical Nurse Specialists will be available to discuss all aspects of cancer services and advise you on how to spot the signs and symptoms early to enable treatment to be effective.

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Speaking about the Cancer Awareness Day, Anne Snow, Lead Cancer Nurse at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust said:

“As a NHS trust we are constantly striving to offer holistic as well as high quality cancer care for patients throughout the Island.  The recent national patient experience survey highlighted areas of good practice however we are always looking at how to improve services. Especially important for patients are our links with mainland providers of specialist services. Southampton and Portsmouth provide a substantial amount of care for Cancer patients who are required to travel off of the Island for specialist services.   By working closely with these centres we hope to achieve a seamless transition between service providers. We are holding the Cancer Awareness Day for patients, staff and relatives to promote the services available, educate staff, establish links within the community and listen to the views of patients and relatives.”

Services attending include:

  • Wessex Cancer Trust
  • The John Chesterton Centre
  • Macmillan Information Centre
  • Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

The event is being held on Thursday 10th October between 10:00 – 14:00 in the Conference Room.

For more information about cancer visit the NHS Choices website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cancer/pages/introduction.aspx

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