Cancer Support Service

A new service to support cancer patients

 

Our new Cancer Support Service has been up and running since January 2020.

The need for this service was identified through several focus groups held with patients from Chipping Campden surgery and it is our intention that we will be here to provide information, support and comfort for those with a recent cancer diagnoses and continue that support through treatment to remission, or through the progression of the illness.

We will be working closely with Chipping Campden surgery and two other local surgeries, reaching out to patients and offering psychological support through one to one appointments and support groups. We’ll also be working closely with Freestyle 360 gym to provide fitness, well-being and nutritional advice in preparation for treatment or post-surgery. The remainder of this year we will continue to plan the programme and more details will be released soon.

What will the service provide?

  • Drop in cancer support
  • Support groups
  • Special topic sessions
  • Bespoke Fitness program in conjunction with Freestyle 360
  • Nutrition talks and advice

Heather Mitchell will be heading up the new service. Heather is a highly regarded registered nurse who has an extensive background in palliative care, having managed hospice at home teams and worked in the day hospice at Sue Ryder in her previous role. You can read more about Heather here.

Heather is supported by Deputy Nurse Manager, Emily Guest, who assists both Nurse Managers within the charity and is responsible for much of the governance within Campden Home Nursing.

This new service is already helping many people and the feedback we’ve received has been really positive. We’d like to share some of that with you…

“All the support is better than I could have hoped for.”


“I feel the level of care I receive could not be improved on. I feel that I am in the best hands which tells me that the service meets all of its objectives. Without being well lead it could not be effective, or responsive which would in turn impact the care and support given.”


“I am in remission from Cancer at the moment but am still being contacted regarding my welfare. If I become ill again I know I will be surrounded by care in the community at its best.”


“The support I had was amazing.”

If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer or are struggling post treatment or surgery, then feel free to get in touch independently if you feel we can be of any help.  If you have any questions, please call 01386 840505 or email info@campdenhomenursing.org.

 

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Got questions?

For nursing enquiries please contact our nursing team on 07780 660141.

For all general enquries please call 01386 840505. You can also email info@campdenhomenursing.org.