News : Nurse-led Helpline Launched by Cancer Charity
Aug 6, 2012 -- Newly diagnosed cancer patients in Wales are to benefit from a service that will see them get advice and support from experienced nurses.
The telephone service has been launched by cancer charity Tenovus, which was awarded a grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing after a successful trial.
The Tenovus Cancer Callback scheme offer patients a series of calls from an experienced nurse who will support them through their cancer treatment.
It also means patients have a direct line to a dedicated nurse who can support and advise them seven days a week.
The project will run for two years with three part-time nurses joining existing Tenovus staff.
Tina Donnelly, director of the Royal College of Nursing in Wales, said the scheme was a great example of the NHS and voluntary sector working together.
"Nurses have always been essential to new approaches to treating and supporting patients with cancer," she added.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Published: Tuesday, August 07, 2012
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