Tuesday 29th September 2015
Mac Voice, the magazine for Macmillan professionals: Autumn 2015
A state-of-the-art health and well-being campus is being built in Northern Ireland
The campus at Altnagelvin Area Hospital will be for people affected by cancer and other long-term conditions such as diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis and hypertension. The project is a partnership between Macmillan and the Western Health and Social Care Trust and will include a new £1 million purpose-built Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre.
The campus will provide a range of services, including information library facilities, wig-fitting, health and well-being clinics, complementary therapies, art therapy, gentle exercise classes and counselling. It should be fully operational by late 2016 to coincide with the opening of the new radiotherapy unit at Altnagelvin.
Gerard Guckian, Western Trust Chairman, says, ‘The campus will no doubt touch the lives of so many people in the Western Trust and in the Republic of Ireland for years to come.’