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Macmillan Cancer Connections: A visit to the Royal United Hospital in Bath

by | Mar 4, 2019 | Alex's Blog, News

As we roll into February I have been reflecting on the things that I have heard within my role so far. It is clear to me the amount of travel that we all have to do to get to the amazing treatment that we have on offer to us.

With a county as vast as Wiltshire it was not a surprise that people are talking to me about their experiences with hospitals and support beyond the usual boundaries.

I went to visit Rowan, who is a clinical Nurse Specialist at the Royal United Hospital in Bath to find out more about the support available from Macmillan Cancer.

At the Royal United Hospital they have a dedicated Macmillan Cancer Support Centre. This is a place that people can drop in with no appointment to speak to Macmillan staff and ask questions, find support around cancer.

Rowan has been looking at ways that she can support people outside of the hospital:

“My favourite part of my job is giving the time to patients and family to listen and provide them support.”

She will be holding a wellbeing day in Chippenham on the 22nd March that is open to those affected by cancer. It will be an afternoon with Cancer Nurse Specialists, Physios, Dieticians, OTs, Psychologists, local support groups and more..

To find out more please contact her on the number in the video clip (below) or call me on 01380 715 892

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