Cancer centre's call

April 08 2022

A CENTRE for cancer patients and their families is expanding its services and is urging people who could benefit to find out more.

The National Garden Scheme Macmillan Wellbeing Centre at Southmead Hospital Bristol is running workshops and talks throughout April for people living with cancer and their carers.

The centre opened seven years ago but had to provide more online and telephone services during the pandemic, while adapting its face to face services for vulnerable patients.

Now improvements at the NGS centre, which provides a place for people affected by cancer to come for information and support, are being funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and Southmead Hospital Charity.  

'Cancer navigator' and former support worker Sue Mitchell said: "Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be a time of real uncertainty for all concerned. It can also be a really lonely time. 

"The NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre is there to provide vital reassurance and support when people need it most."

The building is open for booked appointments and anyone who is affected by cancer can call 0117 414 7051 on weekdays or email wellbeingcentre@nbt.nhs.uk. Information is available online by searching for NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre at www.nbt.nhs.