Cancer Services website to improve support for service users
The Northern Trust are working to address the information and support needs of the growing number of people who have been diagnosed, are going through treatment or are living with a cancer diagnosis within the Northern Trust area.
With increasing sophistication of cancer treatments and more people now living with cancer, many patients want to know more about their disease and what information and support is available for them. Providing relevant, high-quality and up to date information in the form of a Cancer Services website will help people affected by cancer and their carers make informed decisions, and reduce unnecessary anxiety and distress.
The website has been designed to provide a wide range of relevant, supportive and up to date information for cancer patients and their carers about Northern Trust services including; the Northern Trust Benefits Advice Service, Carers’ Service and the Macmillan Information and Support Service.
There are also detailed sections featuring the latest information on local support and user groups, local and national cancer charities, complementary therapies and the latest cancer news and events taking place within the Trust.
In addition, the website offers extensive information and support for carers of patients who have been given a cancer diagnosis to ensure they receive the right information and support to care for their loved ones effectively and safely.
The website will launch at the ‘Moving On: Cancer Health and Wellbeing’ event which will take place on Monday 29 September. The event provides a range of health and wellbeing advice for patients in the Northern Trust area who have (started, finished or are about to undergo) completed treatment and features expert speakers and covers a range of topics and issues surrounding cancer.
The Cancer Services website will feature under the Northern Trust external website’s A-Z of Services for ease of access for service users and can be found at the website address http://www.nhsctcancerservices.hscni.net/
29th September 2014