New cancer support hub launches
A virtual hub to provide support and information to anyone affected by cancer has been launched by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Ahead of World Cancer Day on 4 February, the cancer services team have launched their CARE Hub, which stands for Cancer Advice, Resource and Enquiries.
The online hub is a place to go for information and support on many cancer related topics, ranging from advice about signs and symptoms, visiting your GP, information about treatments and includes information and videos from specialist teams at our hospital.
The project was the brainchild of Rachel Casey, Macmillan Personalised Care Lead and Lynn Thomas, Macmillan Information Manager, who came up with the idea for the CARE hub during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rachel said: “We are proud and excited to be launching the CARE Hub. This is the first phase of the CARE Hub and we are already working on future developments.”
The hub brings together information about treatments and support from teams that work across NNUH and Cromer and District Hospital.
Lynn added: “We became acutely aware of a need for a designated area on our website for patients, their carers’ and anyone with concerns about cancer to go to for information and support.”
Jo Richardson, Lead Cancer Nurse, said: “This is a brilliant initiative to support our patients and carers, empowering them through their treatment and beyond.”
We welcome you to look through the pages, click on the links, read the information and watch the videos available https://www.nnuh.nhs.uk/our-services/cancer-services/cancer-care-hub/
Information is also available at the new North Norfolk Macmillan Centre at Cromer and a new Macmillan Information Pod is due to be introduced in West Outpatients at NNUH in the spring.
To contact the team about cancer support and information, call 01603 641559 or email InformationPod@nnuh.nhs.uk