[dropcap type=”circle”]A[/dropcap] gathering designed to highlight the support available in Wirral for people affected by cancer is taking place at Arrowe Park Hospital on Thursday, December 1.
The cancer health and wellbeing event has been organised by Wirral University Teaching Hospital and will be supported by a host of other organisations such as Macmillan, Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust, Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group and Wirral Hospice St. John’s.
It is the second event of its kind hosted by the Trust for local people living with and beyond cancer and will feature short talks from health care professionals on topics such as coping with the emotional effects of cancer, consequences of treatment, physical activity and nutrition. A cancer survivor will also share their personal journey of battling the illness.
As well as advice and information from experts in their field, there will be stalls promoting the services and support available in Wirral ranging from fitness advice and welfare guidance to support for carers and local patient groups.
Organiser of the event, who runs the Macmillan Information Centre at Arrowe Park Hospital said: “People often don’t realise how much help is available locally for those affected by cancer so this is a great way of highlighting the support we have in Wirral and helping people to access what they need.
“Whether you are living with cancer, currently recovering or caring for someone with the condition, this event will bring together a wealth of useful resources in one place along with access to expert advice from cancer specialist nurses, Macmillan professionals, dietitians and organisations such as Age UK Wirral.”
The free event will take place from 12.30pm until 4pm on Thursday 1st December in the Education Centre, which is next to the Fracture Clinic, at Arrowe Park Hospital.
Free light refreshments will be available and people are welcome to bring a friend, relative or carer.
If you would like to reserve a place, or for more information, please contact Anne Torkington from the Macmillan Information Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 552 1860.