Southport and Formby cancer
recovery programme honoured for life changing work
A Southport and Formby based cancer
recovery programme launched by Macmillan and NHS Southport and Formby Clinical
Commissioning Group (CCG) has been recognised for its inspirational work
supporting people affected by cancer in the area.
Macmillan Cancer Support's President, Lady Camilla Halifax, presented the
Southport and Formby Cancer Recovery Programme team with the award at the
prestigious 2016 Macmillan Excellence Awards, held at The Hilton Metropole Hotel
in Birmingham, on 17 November 2016.
The awards, which are now in their 5th year, were developed to celebrate the
outstanding work carried out by Macmillan health and social care professionals
across the country. The event recognised excellence in 3 areas: service
improvement, innovation and integration.
The Southport and Formby Cancer Recovery Programme Team, based at the Macmillan
Cancer Information and Support Centre in Southport, which was set up in
partnership with NHS Southport and Formby CCG, was nominated for the Integration
Excellence Award category. The programme was considered to have demonstrated
creating an exciting new service, which has helped improve the quality and
experience of care for people affected by cancer.
Their award winning work involves supporting people with cancer during their
recovery. It aims to improve physical and mental health and alleviate the
feelings of isolation that can often follow the end of treatment.
The hub of the service is the Southport Macmillan Information and Support Centre
in Stanley Street, but the team comprises members from various health and social
care organisations such as Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust and Sefton
Council who work together seamlessly. Patients finishing treatment receive a
specially designed information pack detailing the support they can access, such
as Health and Wellbeing events, Move More sessions and a whole host of support
More than 300 Macmillan professionals as well as representatives from Macmillan
and leading healthcare institutions attended the awards ceremony.
Helen Jones, Macmillan Cancer Information Centre Manager, said:- "We are
very proud of our Cancer Recovery Programme and are delighted the initiative has
been recognised with this prestigious award. The Integration Excellence Award
reflects the hard work and dedication of a team committed to improve the lives
of everyone touched by cancer in Southport and Formby.
The programme has made it more routine for people with cancer to come to us.
Macmillan is all about giving the best possible support to people affected by
cancer and, as a team, that's where our hearts lie too."
No one should face cancer alone. For support, information or if you have any
questions, call Macmillan Cancer Support free on:- 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to
Friday, 9am to 8pm) or visit:-
Dobbies gets ready to host
festive Ladies Night
AS December is officially the start of
the party season, Dobbies Southport is hosting its annual Ladies Night to kick
off the festivities. The much anticipated event will be taking place, on Thursday,
1 December 2016, and the fun filled night will have everything you need to get your
Christmas preparations under way.
Dobbies will be ready to welcome event-goers with a glass of fizz and canapés,
before enjoying an evening of live music, beauty treatments and demonstrations.
From making Christmas cocktails and party food, to advice on caring for your
real tree from plant experts, you will pick up all the tips and tricks you'll
need for making the most of the festive season.
Teenage Cancer Trust, Dobbies National Christmas Charity Partner, will be
benefitting from all fundraising activity on the night. Last year, Dobbies
Southport raised £1985 in ticket sales alone, and this year they hope to raise
Andy Tyas, General Manager at Dobbies Southport said:- "Ladies Night is
always great fun; we have lots planned for the night including a radio DJ who
I'm sure will be a big hit with our customers. In fact, tickets are already
flying so we are very excited to welcome people on the night."
Linda Noon, Head of Fundraising at Teenage Cancer Trust said:- "The team
at Dobbies have shown so much passion for Teenage Cancer Trust. We know it's
going to be a really fantastic event, our volunteers, staff and customers have
been so incredibly generous and supportive of us and we are so grateful. We
would urge everyone to come along and indulge in some festive fun this Ladies
Teenage Cancer Trust makes sure the seven young people aged 13 to 24 diagnosed
with cancer every day, don't face it alone. They provide world-class cancer care
and support in specialist units, local hospitals and in homes across the UK. The
charity is there at every stage, from diagnosis through treatment and after
treatment and they bring young people together so they can support each other.
The event will run from 5pm to 9pm and tickets are available to purchase
in-store in advance or on the night. Tickets cost £1 and all proceeds will go to
Teenage Cancer Trust.
Date:- 1 December 2016
Time:- 5pm to 9pm
Cost:- £1 donation to Teenage Cancer Trust
Location:- Dobbies Garden World,
New Bins for Walton Hall Park
PEOPLE who use Walton Hall Park are being encouraged to
make sure it is clean and litter free.
The park will receive 20 new and replacement park bins, which will be installed
in the New Year (2017).
This is part of a scheme which will see hundreds of new bins and replacement
bins located in parks and surrounding streets after the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe
Anderson, approved a capital programme for the scheme which will see ugly or
faulty bins being replaced as well as new bins installed.
The new bins will be placed in locations throughout the park where they are
needed most to help and address problems associated with cigarette stubs and dog
fouling as well as litter.
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ann O'Byrne, said:- "There is never any excuse
for litter in our parks but we are making it easier for users to deposit their
rubbish. 1 of the things which deters people from using parks is when litter is strewn
over the paths and grass or dog owners have not cleared up after their pets.
We are playing our part in keeping Walton Hall Park tidy by providing extra bins
and I would appeal to those people who use it to make sure they keep the park
tidy and litter free."