NNUH Supports World Cancer Day

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is at the forefront of the fight against cancer in both treatment and research and sees approximately 4,200 new cancer patients each year who are cared for by specialist teams across the hospital.

To mark World Cancer Day on the 4th of February, NNUH will be holding an event for the public with information stands such as Radiology giving you the chance to learn how Radiotherapy is delivered using their interactive 3D machine, entertainment by the Shades of Pink cancer choir and a talk with leading Oesophagogastric Cancer Consultant, Ed Cheong.

The event (which runs from 11am – 3pm) is a great way to find out what support, treatment and information is available at the hospital whilst also donating to the cancer charitable funds.

Jennifer Garioch, NNUH Dermatology Consultant, explains why action is needed: “The advances in cancer treatment have dramatically changed the service and treatments we are able to offer our patients. At NNUH, we are very fortunate to be leaders in the diagnosis, treatment and research of cancer but this doesn’t mean we should be complacent as there is still more to do. As a dermatology consultant, I see the importance of detecting and treating cancer early and think the event is a great opportunity for the people of Norfolk to find out more about the range of treatment options, support and research happening at the hospital.”

Charitable funding plays an important role in ensuring that staff can deliver a level of care that is over and above what the NHS alone can fund. Thanks to the generous support of grateful patients, their families, staff and the local community, the hospital charity continues to fund state-of-the-art equipment, and cancer research studies.

Louise Cook, NNUH Fundraising Manager said: “The event is a great way to showcase the range of services on offer at NNUH whilst also allowing people the chance to support the local charity by finding out the various fundraising schemes currently available, many close to people’s hearts.”

If you would like to support the hospital charity then please contact Louise Cook on 01603 287107 or email fundraising@nnuh.nhs.uk

Note to editors

NNUH Fundraising Manager Louise Cook is available to interview and two written case studies can be found attached to the press release.

•             The event will run 11am – 3pm in the East and West Atrium with stands from;
o             The NNUH Skin Tumour Unit
o             Colney Centre
o             Weybourne Day Unit
o             Winterton Unit
o             Big C
o             Keeping Abreast
o             NNUH Charity stand with the new charity badges available
o             2nd hand book stall fundraising for the NNUH charity
o             Cake stall fundraising for the NNUH charity

•             The Shades of Pink Choir whose members are all terminal cancer patients and are led by a current NNUH cancer patient, will be performing in the West Atrium Level 4 at 11am

•             Ed Cheong will be holding a talk on OG Cancer at 1.30pm in Room 7, East Atrium. The 2015 National Oesophagogastric Cancer Audit independently showed that NNUH have the lowest mortality rate (0.7%) and shortest hospital stay (8 days) after major complex cancer surgery making it one of the leading cancer centres in the country with excellent outcomes after oesophageal and gastric cancer surgery.

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