Keys handed over for cancer support centre

key handover with Michael Wilson

L-R: Colin Laine (Studio 4 Architecture), Daniel Nicholas (Buxton Building), Michael Wilson (Chief Executive, SASH)

The development of a new local cancer support centre reached a milestone on 20 November, with the handing over of the keys by the architects.

The East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre, built on the grounds of East Surrey Hospital, will provide support, activities and advice for people living with and beyond cancer.

Michael Wilson, chief executive of Surrey and Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust (SASH) said:

“I am delighted that with the building now complete we are now really close to opening the doors to patients and their family and friends.

In partnership with Macmillan, the Centre will bring support closer to home for local people and continues to develop the health campus at East Surrey Hospital.”

Lucy Beach, Development Manager at Macmillan, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have reached this landmark stage in providing the first Macmillan information and support centre locally. The ambition of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Macmillan to see local people affected by cancer receiving specialist support in a friendly environment is close to being realised.”

Shelagh Sheldrick, manager of the new Centre, is recruiting volunteer complementary therapists and craft specialists to help run sessions at the Centre. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact informationcentre.sash@nhs.net

 

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