Local people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses are being offered free advice and support at a series of drop-in sessions

We're running free Health and Wellbeing Hub sessions and we're inviting people from across Greater Manchester who are affected by a life-limiting illness to drop by to access information or services free of charge.

By News Team on March 30, 2017

Nurse Olwyn Perkin support patients Hub

A registered nurse will be available and can provide advice, as well as organising referrals to a doctor, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, counsellor, social worker, dietitian, nurse or complementary therapist for any issue related to a life-limiting illness.

Carers, relatives and health care professionals are also welcome.

One of our biggest aims is to ensure we’re able to provide even more support for patients, carers and their loved ones at the time and place that works best for them. People often don’t realise the breadth of advice and services hospices offer to patients and their families, which is why we wanted to take our services out to ensure as many local people as possible can receive information or support. We can assist people at all stages of their illness, right from the point of diagnosis, through symptom management, or following their treatment, and can help with support around all elements of their health and general wellbeing. Supporting people in the community is a big part of our work, and we’re hoping as many people as possible will drop in to receive information or to meet our team. Rachel McMillan, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Clinical Services at St Ann's Hospice

No appointment is necessary. Simply drop in to see the team on the following dates:

• 29 March, 9am to 12noon: Poplars Medical Centre, 202 Partington Lane, Swinton, M27 0NA
• 5 April, 10am to 4pm – Pendleton Gateway, 1 Broadwalk, Salford, M6 5FX
• 12 April, 10am to 4pm – Eccles Gateway, 28 Barton Lane, Eccles, Salford, M30 0TU

For more information, call 0161 702 5482.