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:-