In order to support people with a cancer diagnosis, we are developing a list of useful resources and local information for patients to use. Please speak to our Cancer Care Co-ordinator, Jenny Oke, via your surgery, if you need further support.
FERN CENTRE NEWSLETTER - August 2022 edition, for useful information and contacts, support for carers and agency offers etc.
CANCER CAFE at Neetside Community Centre, Bude:
Macmillan Cancer Support in association with Age UK Cornwall and IoS, and Coast & County PCN, are proud to present a drop-in Cancer Cafe. This is a peer support group for anyone affected by cancer who lives in and around Bude-Stratton, including Holsworthy. It's a safe place to meet other people in a similar situation: time to talk, have some tea and cake, join in activities if you wish, pick up some information. Every 2nd Monday of the month. 1.30-4.30.
HOSPITAL SUPPORT CENTRES
The Mustard Tree (Derriford Hospital): Telephone 01752 430060
The Seamoor Unit and The Fern Centre (North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple): Seamoor Unit Telephone 01271 311579, Out of hours 01271 322577 Bleep 500; The Fern Centre Telephone 01271 311855
Force Cancer Support (Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital): Telephone 01392 406151
The Cove (Treliske Hospital, Truro): Telephone 01872 256373
Macmillan Support line (8am-8pm every day) Telephone 0808 808 0000 - for practical, emotional and financial advice and support
Macmillan Citizens' Advice Cornwall: Telephone 01872 256373
Macmillan Citizens' Advice Devon: Telephone 0845 894 9567
CANCER CARE CAR
A door to door car service for patients living in Devon, needing to travel to North Devon District Hospital for oncology related appointments or other cancer related appointments at local hospitals. This service is only for patients who are unable to use public transport to get to their appointments and who do not have any independent means of travel.
Please call in advance of your appointment for information to see what assistance can be provided.
From 1st April 2021, fare structure will be as follows:
Journeys under 5 miles - £6.00 (single or return journey)
Journeys over 5 miles - £12.00 (single or return journey)
The bookings line is open from 9.30am - 12.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. Call 01271 328866 for more information and to book your transport.
NATIONAL CANCER SUPPORT AGENCIES
Ovarian Cancer: information from OVARIAN CANCER ACTION
Lung Cancer: information from ROY CASTLE LUNG CANCER FOUNDATION
Breast Cancer: information from BREAST CANCER NOW
Bowel Cancer: information from BOWEL CANCER UK
Cervical Cancer: information from JO's CERVICAL CANCER TRUST
Bladder Cancer: information from ACTION BLADDER CANCER UK
Pancreatic Cancer: information from PANCREATIC CANCER UK