Cancer and Support
Fast Track Referrals
A fast track referral happens when a GP has concerns that a patient’s symptoms might suggest cancer or symptoms need prompt assessment to make sure it is not cancer. We make a referral to the hospital and an appointment to see a specialist is arranged within two weeks. The hospital contacts the patient by telephone to schedule the appointment or any tests that need to be done. Please follow link below to download patient information regarding fast track referrals.
- Healthwatch England have published some useful information on their website for cancer patients: https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/advice-and-information/2020-04-28/cancer-and-coronavirus.
- • To support people living with cancer, Macmillan has developed a Coronavirus Hub which contains useful information relating to coronavirus and FAQs https://www.macmillan.org.uk/coronavirus. This information is updated continuously.
- Macmillan asked some Consultant colleagues to answer the most frequently asked questions from the Support Line. You can find these videos here: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/coronavirus/cancer-treatment-and-coronavirus.
- Cancer Care Maps is an online resource which provides details of support groups and services in each area and can be filtered through postcode searches.
Palliative and Terminal Care
(Formerly Countess Mountbatten Hospice) is our local hospice. It is a charity which provdes free care and support to people with any life-limiting illness, including respiratory disease, Motor Neuron Disease, Heart Disease, Advanced Dementia and cancer. It also provides free bereavement and psychological support to patients and their families. Much of their work takes place in people own homes accross the community.
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Anne Robson Trust's helpline is run by trained volunteer and provide free, confidential support for people facing the end of life. It operates five days a week
Contact: 0808 801 0688
Wessex Cancer Trust helps and supports anyone affected by cancer regardless of age, gender or type of cancer. They offer free support for as long as people need it, away from a hospital environment. At their cancer Support Centres, clients are welcomed by volunteer befrienders who are equipped to provide information, support and a listening ear. A team of specialist counsellors are on hand to help deal with the emotional impact of cancer, and complementary therapies aimed to improve well-being, help with pain management and increase self-confidence. Trust also provides health and well-being information, exercise programmes and courses to help clients move on from cancer.