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Good news for Hospice care on the Isle of Anglesey

HEADLINE – Exciting times ahead for the future of Hospice care on the Isle of Anglesey. DATE ISSUED – 10/05/2018 Plans for the first ever Hospice on Anglesey have been announced. St David’s Hospice is working to open the first ever inpatient hospice on the Island at...

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Who is your Cancer Key Worker

The Welsh Government Cancer Delivery Plan (2013-2016) says that everyone who is diagnosed with cancer in Wales SHOULD have a cancer Key Worker who will co-ordinate their care and be their main point of contact for specialist information and advice – before, during and...

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Launch of Macmillan Wrexham Support Buddies

Macmillan Wrexham Support Buddies is a new volunteer-led service which aims to provide practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer, including carers and family members. Initially the service will be supporting people in the Wrexham area, but with a...

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What can you expect from cancer care and support in Wales?

Macmillan Cancer Support has produced a new leaflet designed to help cancer patients and people caring for them to understand what information and support is available in Wales and how to get it. The resource has been produced in partnership with people affected by...

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Ysbyty Gwynedd Cancer Unit gets a major redevelopment

The finishing touches are being put to a £1.2 million redevelopment of Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Alaw Day Unit. There are currently more than 4,000 incidences of cancer in North Wales, and more than 1,800 patients are treated every year on the specialist Alaw Unit. What’s...

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Celebrating North Wales’ cancer support groups

The North Wales Cancer Patient Forum, in partnership with Awyr Las, the North Wales NHS Charity, organised a networking day which brought together representatives from 14 cancer support groups from across the region. The event which took place in October at the Oriel...

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