Free complementary therapy for local cancer patients and their carers is making a return following its Covid suspension.
Patients undergoing treatment at the Royal Preston Hospital’s Rosemere Cancer Centre and at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, plus their carers, can now request a block of sessions, with the bill picked up by us!
We have set aside £15,600 to fund the service until next August, when it will be reviewed.
Chief officer Dan Hill said: “We know the complementary therapy service has been much missed by patients and carers but we have had to wait for the green light from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages local cancer treatment, before bringing it back. We’re delighted to have now been given the go ahead.
“The feedback we receive from those undergoing complementary therapy, a good number of whom were initially sceptical about it prior to starting their course, is hugely and overwhelmingly positive. It supports the wealth of documented research highlighting complementary therapy’s multiple benefits to those undergoing or caring for someone in cancer treatment.”
Therapy sessions are delivered at two holistic studios – one in Higher Walton and the other in the chemotherapy unit, which was also funded by Rosemere Cancer Foundation, at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.