14 January 2015
An artist's impression of the new Macmillan Horizon Centre
Sussex's newest cancer information and support centre will be called The Macmillan Horizon Centre.
Expertly designed with input from people affected by cancer, The Macmillan Horizon Centre will offer all-round support from a team of specialists in a calm, friendly and welcoming environment – so no one in Sussex has to face cancer alone.
The centre, which will be located opposite the site of the Sussex Cancer Centre at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, is expected to open to people affected by cancer at the end of 2015. Its development is a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support, Sussex Cancer Fund and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Sarah Coxhill, Macmillan's Fundraising Manager in Sussex, said:
'As we enter the final stages of our fundraising appeal and the building work continues apace, we’re delighted to announce that the new information and support centre for Sussex will be called The Macmillan Horizon Centre. We hope this short, clear name will help people in Sussex distinguish between this additional service and the existing Sussex Cancer Centre.
'The Macmillan Horizon Centre will offer all-round practical, emotional and financial support for people living with and beyond cancer, their families and friends, whilst the Sussex Cancer Centre is the place for patients’ expert clinical treatment.'
George Deutsch, Chair at The Sussex Cancer Fund, said:
'We hope the name reflects the positive experience of support that the centre will offer people affected by cancer. The beautiful views of the horizon and seascape are also one of the benefits of the centre’s top-floor rooms, where people affected by cancer will be able to meet.'
The Macmillan Horizon Centre will offer vital support for local people facing cancer, including: specialist information, advice and quality resources; welfare benefits advice; counselling services; complementary therapies; physical activity services; a cafe and dietary advice; and hair, skincare and body image support.
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