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Macmillan’s Cancer Information and Support Pod re-opens at Causeway Hospital

the re-opening of Macmillan’s Cancer Information and Support Pod at Causeway Hospital are Moyra Mills, Macmillan Service Improvement Lead, Jessica Morrow, Macmillan Volunteer, Elizabeth McCurry, Macmillan volunteer, Bernadette McGarry, Macmillan Information & Support Manager, Jennifer Welsh, Northern Trust Chief Executive, Amy Wilson, Macmillan Information & Support Manager, Nuala Harraghy, Macmillan Partnership Manager and Kristy-Lee Greene, Lead Cancer Nurse.

Pictured at the re-opening of Macmillan’s Cancer Information and Support Pod at Causeway Hospital are Moyra Mills, Macmillan Service Improvement Lead, Jessica Morrow, Macmillan Volunteer, Elizabeth McCurry, Macmillan volunteer, Bernadette McGarry, Macmillan Information & Support Manager, Jennifer Welsh, Northern Trust Chief Executive, Amy Wilson, Macmillan Information & Support Manager, Nuala Harraghy, Macmillan Partnership Manager and Kristy-Lee Greene, Lead Cancer Nurse.

 

A special event has taken place to mark the official re-opening of the Cancer Information and Support Pod in Causeway Hospital.

 

Located in the foyer area, the pod is operated by Macmillan Cancer Support, in partnership with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

 



It is home to a wealth of valuable information and support for patients, carers and anyone affected by cancer, with trained volunteers available throughout the week.


The exterior of the Cancer Information and Support Pod at Causeway Hospital.

The exterior of the Cancer Information and Support Pod at Causeway Hospital.


Macmillan Information and Support Manager, Amy Wilson, said:


“The pod provides a friendly environment where anyone can access free, confidential information and advice on all aspects of living with, and beyond, cancer.

 

“For both our patients and their families, a cancer diagnosis can be a very worrying time, but by bringing together comprehensive, appropriate and accurate information we hope to be able to alleviate some of those concerns.

 

“We were delighted to see so many of our volunteers, staff and Macmillan colleagues at our recent event, and we would encourage anyone who could benefit from our help to stop by for a chat.”



The interior of the Cancer Information and Support Pod at Causeway Hospital, which offers a private space to chat with volunteers.

The interior of the Cancer Information and Support Pod at Causeway Hospital, which offers a private space to chat with volunteers.

Bernadette McGarry, Macmillan Information & Support Manager, Councillor Maighreád Watson, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Amy Wilson, Macmillan Information & Support Manager and Elizabeth McCurry, Macmillan volunteer.

Bernadette McGarry, Macmillan Information & Support Manager, Councillor Maighreád Watson, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Amy Wilson, Macmillan Information & Support Manager and Elizabeth McCurry, Macmillan volunteer.


Alongside a wide-range of Macmillan information booklets, covering everything from emotional support to advice on benefits and finances, volunteers within the pod can also signpost users to:

 

• Local services including counselling, complementary therapies, physical activity programmes and more.

• Family support services.

• Practical help around transport, help at home and travel insurance.

• Benefits advice and other sources of financial help.

• Work support and information.

• Support programmes to help those with cancer manage the effects of their condition, both during and after treatment, eg fatigue management workshops

 



Gregory Campbell MP pictured at the re-opening of Macmillan’s Cancer Information and Support Pod at Causeway Hospital.

Gregory Campbell MP pictured at the re-opening of Macmillan’s Cancer Information and Support Pod at Causeway Hospital.


No appointment is necessary so if you would like to visit the pod simply drop in during opening hours to speak with a volunteer and share your questions with them.

 

Find out more by emailing CancerInformation@northerntrust.hscni.net or ring 028 9442 4000 ext 333079.



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