The Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre at Peterborough City Hospital has been transformed to create an uplifting and welcoming environment for patients using the Cancer Wellbeing Service. This service is for people affected by cancer including partners, friends and carers.
As part of the transformation, the centre has a brand new kitchen thanks to a generous donation by Bates & Elliott Kitchen Installations, who also personally fitted the unit free of charge. New flooring has also been fitted.
In keeping with the modern look, new sofas and lighting are in place giving the centre a warmer and inviting feel.
“The transformation wouldn’t have been possible without the wonderful support from local donors," said Lisa Deacon, one of the Centre’s two Macmillan Cancer Wellbeing Service Managers. “We are constantly in awe of the generosity of local people and trades; we are so grateful for being able to make the environment here with us a comfortable and welcoming one for patients, families and carers.”
Rebecca Hardy, Macmillan Cancer Wellbeing Service Manager, said: “We know that for many people, a cancer diagnosis is the hardest piece of news they will ever receive, especially when it comes during the Covid-19 pandemic. Those early days can be a blur, as can points further down the line, when the emotional and physical toll of cancer and its treatment can put stress on a person’s working life and relationships. Being able to step into a calming space for information, support or a chat is a relief for many people and reassures them that they can turn to us to discuss absolutely anything.
The centre is open Monday to Thursday, from 9am-4pm and Friday 9am-12.30pm and aims to support people with living well with and after cancer treatment through the provision of practical advice and emotional support at a time that is right for them. Clients can simply drop into the centre for support, or call on 01733 678570.
If you would like to get involved with fundraising for the Cancer Wellbeing Service please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.