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Health & Wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is important to us. We have a number of initiatives to try to support you physically, emotionally, psychologically and socially. This can be on a one-to-one basis, as part of a group and also at publicly held events.

One to one

Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) – this is a one-to-one clinic appointment with your specialist nurse to explore any concerns that you may have. These may be physical, emotional or social. The aim would be to try to develop a care plan to address these using the resources available to us.

The hope is that by doing these assessments to identify your needs and concerns and creating a care plan to address this it will enable earlier interventions to improve your overall quality of life.

Macmillan Cancer Support suggest that a HNA should include:

  • Physical concerns

Tired/exhausted or fatigued, pain, wound care after surgery, memory or concentration, sexuality.

  • Practical concerns

Caring responsibilities, work and education, money or housing, insurance and travel.

  • Family/relationship concerns

Partner, children, relatives, friends, other.

  • Emotional concerns

Loneliness or isolation, sadness or depression, spiritual or religious concerns.

  • Lifestyle or information needs

Support groups, exercise and activity, smoking, alcohol or drugs, sun protection, hobbies.

A care plan should be developed as part of this process. A care plan enables appropriate interventions, including support and information, and signposting or referral to other services if required. The process ensures timely interventions, prevents concerns from escalating and supports self-management.

These are available to all patients diagnosed with an Upper GI Cancer at any point of their journey. Please contact your specialist nurse to arrange this.


Health and Wellbeing Clinics

These are held every couple of months at varying locations within the community. At these events a number of stalls managed by community support teams and professionals are available to visit.  Please see below for details.

Do you suffer with fatigue? Do you need dietary advice? Do you need help to keep active? We can help you live well with cancer. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED, just drop in for informal advice from professionals and community services to support  you and your family.

  • 10am - 12pm Tuesday 21 February at Brio Leisure Centre, Northwich, CW9 5QJ

Please note that these events stop after April 2017
 

For information please contact Laurie Harrison
Tel: 01606 544513
Facebook: Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Clinics, Cheshire
Twitter: @macmillanwellbe 

 

Hope Course

This is an after treatment programme that runs over the course of 6 weeks. Each session is 2.5 hours long.

The next course starts on 26 April 2017.

For more details and to book a place please contact Julie Pieczarka on 01270 273603

 

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