3rd Mar, 2021

New online wellbeing support for patients batttling cancer

Ross Crawford 16th Feb, 2021

CANCER patients across Worcestershire can now access online wellbeing support thanks to work from the cancer services team at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

In partnership with Macmillan Cancer support and Move More Worcestershire, staff had planned to hold a series of health and wellbeing events over the course of the year, offering support with self-management for people affected by cancer.

However, due to coronavirus, and for the safety of patients, the live events could no longer take place.

Instead, staff have created a series of videos that can be accessed at any time, with the aim of providing those affected by cancer, their families and carers with advice and information.

The videos provide advice and guidance on a variety of topics including diet, keeping active and coping with fatigue, and relaxation and mindfulness techniques.

The videos and guidance can be found on https://www.worcsacute.nhs.uk/health-and-wellbeing

Elaine Stratford, cancer quality assurance manager said: “In the current situation where coronavirus has dramatically changed the way we all live our lives, it’s understandable that many of our patients will be feeling more anxious, stressed or frightened at this time.

“Our cancer service team are trying to do everything they can to keep connected and keep supporting our patients and the online wellbeing videos are one way in which we are trying to achieve this. It is very important that our patients don’t feel isolated.”

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