Cancer Care Café returns for 2017

The Public Trustee office will be the guest speaker for the Cancer Care Café which will be held at the Thyme on Argent (next to the Demo Club in Argent St) from 10am to 12noon on Wednesday, 15 February.

The Café is held monthly and is hosted by Sandra Turley and Garry Halliday from the hospital’s Cancer Care Service. It is primarily focused on providing support and information for people with a diagnosis of cancer, their carers and families.  Attendance is free of charge.

“The service assists those people with a cancer diagnosis, during or after treatment,” said Sandra Turley, the Cancer Care Coordinator with the Far West LHD Cancer Care Service.

“The service is available to anybody with a cancer diagnosis, whether they are private or public patients. Our services are provided as part of a multi-disciplinary approach which means that a range other health professionals can support you through your diagnosis and treatment,” she said.

The Cancer Care Service provides information about diagnosis and treatment options, tests and procedures, and offers coordination of appointments, travel and accommodation, and referral to appropriate services.

Garry Halliday, the Counsellor with the Cancer Care Service is available to provide patients and their family with services to assist with psychological and emotional well-being including counselling, anxiety management and relaxation training.

“While everybody wishes that cancer did not exist, it is a reality for some people. The important thing was to realise that treatments are continually improving, and that people in Broken Hill have access to the best possible care,” said Mr Halliday.

The Cancer Care Service can be contacted at the Broken Hill Hospital or by phoning 8080 1197.

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