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Help shape Cancer services in North Cumbria

Posted on Thursday 25th May 2017

The second in a series of listening events about Cancer services is to be hosted by North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust in Whitehaven on 22 June 2017.

The events are designed to seek the views of patients, carers and family members who have been affected by cancer and treated at  West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven or the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. The Trust wants to ensure that service users and staff play an active and valued role in shaping and influencing how Cancer services are developed and improved.

The first event was held at the Cumberland Infirmary in April and the next one will be held in the Education Centre at West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven on   Thursday 22 of June from 6pm to 8pm.

The aims of the event are to:

  • Share information about cancer related issues at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Ask what matters to patients and carers most
  • Listen to feedback about what is working well and what could be improved
  • Open up the discussion about cancer health matters and services to as wide an audience as possible to contribute

Fraser Cant, associate chief operation officer in medicine & emergency care at the Trust said: “We would actively encourage people to attend this very important listening event. It is only with the much valued input of our patients and the local communities we serve, that we will be able to make real, lasting quality improvements for the future. We know there are things we can do much better and these listening events will be a vital tool in helping us understand where we need to focus.”