8 March 2013
Macmillan Cancer Support has invested nearly £300,000 to fund a project which will help prostate cancer patients in North East Wales to receive their care closer to home.
We have invested the money to research a way to enable patients with prostate cancer at Wrexham Maelor Hospital whose cancer is stable to receive their follow up appointments within the community from their GP, district and practice nursing team.
This will mean they do not need to travel to hospital and can receive the care and support they need to rebuild their lives closer to home.
The research is being led by Professor Clare Wilkinson, Professor of General Practice and Director of Research at North Wales Clinical School at Bangor University, and Professor Matthew Makin, palliative care consultant and chief of staff for the Cancer Clinical Programme Group at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
In addition, Macmillan has invested a further £225,000 to test new ways of supporting people living with and beyond cancer in North Wales with a focus on when their treatment has ended.
Susan Morris, General Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, said: “We hope that the projects we are funding in North Wales will pave the way for improving care for people living with cancer throughout Wales.”