Cancer Care at Weston Park Hospital
Offering extra care to the patients of Weston Park Hospital is something that the Cancer Charity firmly believes in. Not only do we think it is important to fund cancer research and cancer treatment, but we are also the main funder of the Weston Park Cancer Information and Support Centre.
Often known as the Cancer Support Centre, it offers support and advice not only to patients, but also to their carers, family members or anyone affected by cancer. In the past 7 years over 40,000 people from all over our region have made use of this important facility.
The Cancer Support Centre prides itself on taking a holistic approach to dealing with cancer. In addition to offering a drop-in service, a number of workshops and courses aimed at giving practical advice and support to those living with cancer, they also understand the devastating effect cancer can have on a patient’s family.
The Centre regularly runs both a carers course and a bereavement course providing vital support for families who have been thrown into turmoil by a cancer diagnosis.
It also gives patients access to crucial welfare and financial information, which is often vital for people who suddenly find themselves too sick to work, and a wide range of complimentary therapies which aim to relieve stress and anxiety during the treatment process.
For the thousands of people in our area facing the difficulty realities of cancer the Cancer Support Centre is a vital resource which they simply could not do without.
Without the funding provided by Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, the Cancer Support Centre could not continue to stay open.
We need your help in order to support the vital work of the Cancer Support Centre and to ensure that future cancer patients, and their families, have somewhere to turn for help.
Teenage Cancer Unit
We also support the Teenage Cancer Unit at Weston Park Hospital.
A truly unique environment, the Teenage Cancer Unit provides patients with world-class cancer treatment but in a specially designed setting to meet their needs. The unit has five beds and treats patients from the age of 16 to 25 in a warm and friendly environment.