26 October 2015
A new Macmillan cancer information pod has been opened in the main entrance to Causeway Hospital in Coleraine. The pod, in partnership with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, will be home to valuable information and support for anyone with questions about cancer.
The pod provides a friendly environment for patients, carers and anyone affected by cancer to access good quality, comprehensive and appropriate information and support. A wide-range of Macmillan booklets are available, dealing with everything from managing symptoms to advice on benefits and financial support.
Paula Kealey, Senior Macmillan Development Manager, outlined the importance of this latest information facility: 'I am delighted to see this Macmillan Information Pod up and running in such a prominent position in the entrance to Causeway Hospital. This information area demonstrates the Northern Trust’s commitment to ensuring that high quality information and support is available to anyone affected by cancer in the area.'
Trained Macmillan volunteers will man the pod on Tuesdays from 9.30am - 12.30pm; Wednesdays 2.00pm - 4.00pm and Thursdays 9.30am - 12.30pm. No appointment is necessary and people can drop in during these times for a chat or to have their questions answered.