12 October 2012
Jane Evans at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
Jane Evans has just been appointed by The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as a new Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Jane will be looking after people with musculo-skeletal cancer, such as sarcomas and bone tumours.
Macmillan nurses offer much-needed advice, information and support to people with cancer. They help them make informed decisions about their treatment, and guide them through the maze of different services. They also offer emotional support and help people with cancer deal with their symptoms and pain.
Jane, who has a background in orthopaedics since qualifying as a nurse in 2002, started her role in September 2012 and she will be supporting people with cancer when they are first diagnosed and throughout their illness.
She can offer help and information to family members and carers, and will work with other members of the medical and healthcare teams at the hospital to ensure that patients are receiving the best possible support and care.
Jane says, 'When people are told they have cancer they often experience a wide range of emotions. I am available to offer emotional and practical support to patients and their families from the time they are first diagnosed, and throughout their cancer journey. I am able to explain what the diagnosis means and discuss treatment options available.
'I am also able to advise on coping strategies and management of symptoms which might arise from the illness itself or from the treatment side effects. Often patients’ care is shared between various specialists and different hospitals. I am able to provide a link with the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals involved, both in the hospital and at home, in order to enable continuity of care.'
Tudor Humphreys, Macmillan Development Manager, said, 'We are delighted to welcome Jane to her new role. Cancer is the toughest fight that many of us can face so it is important that the right team is in place to give appropriate support. We are extremely grateful to everyone locally who has given their support – both time and money – to help us improve cancer care across the country. We can only do it with your help.'
Jane is part of a team of local Macmillan experts supporting people affected by cancer every step of the way. Macmillan is only able to support roles such as this because of everyone who gives their time or helps to raise funds for us. We can all make a difference by working together.
If you have questions about cancer, or would like to know how you can support Macmillan, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 00 00