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Supportive Care Fridays

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Cancer patients who have received a terminal diagnosis are being offered the chance to attend support sessions at the Royal Derby Hospital.

The Supportive Care Fridays scheme aims to provide patients receiving palliative treatment with help and advice to prepare them for the development of their condition and address some of the practical concerns they may have.

The course runs over six weeks, with each week focussing on a different topic.  Information will be provided on a range of issues including symptom management, lifestyle, medication and wellbeing.
The programme, which runs in the Nightingale Macmillan Day Unit, also gives patients access to complimentary therapies and arts and crafts activities. Patient feedback suggests these sessions not only provide useful information, but also comfort people coming to terms with their illness.

More  information is available from the Day Unit on 01332 786041, emailing laura.cope2@nhs.net or visiting http://www.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk/about/depts/palliative-care-medicine/nightingale-macmillan-unit/

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