28 January 2015
Responding to Labour’s announcement of a ten year plan for health and care, Juliet Bouverie, Director of Services and Influencing, at Macmillan Cancer Support, says:
“Labour’s ten year plan is a really positive document, which addresses the three key areas for improving cancer care that Macmillan has urged all political parties to include in their election manifestos. We welcome the commitment to ensure Britain’s cancer survival rates are the best in Europe. Their commitment to ‘ensure that all patients are treated with the highest levels of dignity and respect’ is also a vital and welcome aspect of the plan.
“Finally Labour’s pledge to provide joined up support to enable people to be cared for in their own home, particularly at the end of life, will do much to improve the experience of people with cancer.
“We now call upon all political parties to ensure these three crucial areas are included in party manifestos ahead of the general election.”
For further information, please contact:
Patrick Pringle, Media & PR Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
0207 840 4891 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Notes to Editors:
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.
That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.
To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk