6 August 2014
Staff and healthcare professionals celebrate 20 years of working together
Macmillan and The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust have been working in partnership to provide the best possible care and support for people affected by cancer.
On 17 July 2014, staff and healthcare professionals came together at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital to celebrate the achievement.
Tudor Humphreys, Macmillan's Development Manager for the area, said:
'The day was a celebration of the commitment between Macmillan and the Trust to ensuring people affected by cancer have access to the best quality care. It was a chance for Macmillan professionals to come together and share experiences and to reinforce our continuing relationship and collaboration with the Trust.
'Macmillan have invested over £750,000 in new services in Shropshire in the last four years alone including a Macmillan Skin Clinical Nurse Specialist, a Macmillan Information and Support Centre, the redesign of the Macmillan Therapy Team and the Get Active Feel Good Project.'
The Get Active Feel Good (GAFG) Project also held an event to invite service users to share their experiences and provide feedback. The GAFG exercise and cancer survivorship service is a Shropshire Public Health initiative, developed to give Shropshire, Telford and mid Wales cancer patients the chance to take up physical activity as part of their cancer care. The service can be accessed by patients at The Royal Shrewsbury and The Princess Royal Hospitals.
Angela Davies, GAFG Gym participant, said:
'The Get Active Feel Good Project Keeps you going, when you’ve been through any cancer it keeps you going forward not backward and has helped me find acceptance with the support of people who understand what you are going through.'
Physical activity plays an enormous role in the recovery and long term health of cancer patients. It has been shown to decrease the risk of recurrence and of dying from the disease as well as reducing the risk of side effects such as fatigue, depression, and heart disease.
To find out more about GAFG in Shropshire, call 07543 827531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org