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Cancer charity information buses to visit Fox Valley

Cancer charity information buses to visit Fox Valley
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Cancer charity information buses to visit Fox Valley

9 May 2018

Teams from two cancer charities are set to visit Fox Valley in North Sheffield over the coming months to raise awareness of services and support available to the people of South Yorkshire.

On Friday 1st June the St Luke’s community bus will be on the centre from 10am-6pm to share information about the help and support they can offer people living with an illness with no cure, as well as support for their families and friends.

The St Luke’s team will be on hand for drop-in sessions for people to come and find out about the services available at both Clifford House and the Little Common Lane site.

On Monday 17th September the Fox Valley team will welcome a visit from the Macmillan bus which offers support and advice on cancer and signpost you to local cancer support.

The Macmillan team will be on hand to offer advice such as screening and what to look out for, signs and symptoms, financial advice and how you can offer your support and good advice to someone living with cancer.

Maddy Ruff, Accountable Officer at NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group said “Following on from the great success of the new cancer information hub in the Moor Market, this is another great way of getting vital information and support to people across Sheffield”

“It’s important that we make every effort to get information to people, particularly groups of people who might otherwise be hard to reach- then we can spread the message about prevention, early diagnosis and also the many places where people can go to get help and practical advice.”

Louise Metcalfe, Macmillan primary care quality led nurse said “The buses at Fox Valley will be a great source of information and advice for those worried about or affected by cancer. We encourage people to pop in and see the friendly staff from each organisation for information and sign posting to services.”

Fox Valley will also be hosting an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening clinic on board the NHS Health Bus from 8.45 am – 3.45 pm on Tuesday 15th May.

The clinic will offer men in the local area a location closer to home to be scanned for the condition.

For more information about the St Luke’s & Macmillan bus visits to Fox Valley please visit www.foxvalleysheffield.co.uk/events

For more information about the services at St Luke’s Hospice please visit https://www.stlukeshospice.org.uk/
To find out more about how Macmillan can help you, please visit https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

For more information about AAA screening please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening/

 

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644

Email: pr@dransfield.co.uk