YOU can help shape cancer care on the Fylde coast

FYLDE coast residents who have been affected by cancer are being invited to a special event to give their views on how care can be improved.

Earlier this year a survey was completed by local people with cancer and health experts have organised the event, at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on December 7, to feed back the results of the survey and ask those present how the care and support provided locally can be improved.

Jackie Brunton, Lead Nurse for Cancer and End of Life Care, said she wants to see as many people as possible at the event.

She said:  “Our Cancer Teams believe that the people who have been affected by cancer as either as a patient, family member, carers or friends are best places to support us in developing services.

“With that in mind we are inviting people to come along and join the teams on the afternoon.

“It is important to have patients at the heart of how we develop services. We would really like people to come and review some of our developments with us around the information and support that we provide to our cancer patients.

“We would like people to come and chat to our teams about what is important to them and give us advice on our future work as well as us share some of our work to date.

“We would like people to tell us how we can improve the practical advice and support we give, how we can improve care and support at home and tell us their views on the way they were treated in hospital.

“All views are welcome as we want to know the positives and negatives of the care we provide so we can shape future care for patients.’’

The event, which runs from 12 noon to 3pm, is informal and lunch and travel costs are provided.

To book a place please contact Hannah McKearnan on 07879 428970 or email

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