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Hospital Staff Get 'Talking' For World Cancer Day

Sally Mann - World Cancer Day 2016
Sally Mann, Divisional Lead, Nurse, shows her pledge for World Cancer Day

Volunteers and staff from Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took part in a global social media campaign for World Cancer Day.

On Thursday 4 February the Trust joined ‘talking hands’, an international effort to spread the message that we can all take action to help prevent and fight cancer.

The Trust, which manages Crewe’s Leighton Hospital, uploaded pictures to its Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the day of staff members holding up messages of what they can do.

Everyone from Healthcare Assistants to Lead Nurses took part, with their messages ranging from raising awareness of the early symptoms of cancer to offering emotional support to those who need it.

Leighton Hospital’s Macmillan Cancer Unit was also lit up blue during the evenings running up to World Cancer Day.

Julie Pieczarka, Macmillan Information and Support Manager, said: “This World Cancer Day, we wanted to show the level of support that is available to those affected by cancer and social media is a fantastic tool to achieve this.

“We also wanted to use the day to remind people of the local services that are available.

“We know that people are living longer after a cancer diagnosis and have to cope with the side effects of treatment or of returning to work and a normal life.

“Wherever someone is in their cancer journey there are multiple support services available and they’re not just for people with cancer – they are for carers, relatives, anyone who may be affected.”

Local services include a Macmillan helpdesk, which is run every other Thursday morning at both Crewe Library and Nantwich Library and every other Wednesday at Sandbach Library.

There are also headwear and hair loss workshops, skin workshops, and regular health and wellbeing clinics.

The clinics, which alternative between Nantwich and Northwich, offer informal drop-in sessions where people can get support and advice from a range of professionals.

For further information on the support available please contact Julie Pieczarka on 01270 273603 or julie.pieczarka@mcht.nhs.uk. Details on upcoming events can also be found below.

 

Health and Wellbeing Clinics:

We can help you live well with cancer. No appointment needed: just drop in for informal advice from professionals and other community services to support you and your family. All dates are from 10am to 12pm.  

  • 16 February, Olive Grove, Nantwich
  • 19 April, Northwich Memorial Court
  • 21 June, Olive Grove, Nantwich

 

Skincare rejuvenation workshop:

The next workshops will take place at the Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Clinic at Olive Grove, Nantwich, on 16 February and 21 June. Both dates will be from 10.30am – 11.30am.

To reserve your place call Joy on 07908 509846 or email allaboutyoureferrals@gmail.com.

 

Headwear and hair loss workshop:

The next workshop will take place at the Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Clinic at Northwich Memorial Court on 19 April, 10.30am – 11.30am.

To reserve your place call Joy on 07908 509846 or email allaboutyoureferrals@gmail.com.

 

Further information on clinics, and other future events, can also be found on social media:

Facebook: Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Clinics, Cheshire

Twitter: @macmillanwellbe