Wyre Forest Patient and Carers Cancer Group
Aims/Purpose of Group:
Wyre Forest Patient and Carers Group is an advisory group that looks at all aspects of Cancer Services in our area. The group is made up of representatives from many Cancer groups and Proffessionals. We are not a support group...but aim to address issues raised by Patients and Carers directly to where action can be taken, to Board level if necessary
Examples of Previous Achievements
We have been involved with other groups , and the wider community in keeping a Chemotherapy Treatment facility within Wyre Forest and pushing it's redevelopment, which has been successful, with the refurbished unit now open.
We have also been influential in securing an information POD in Kidderminster, funded by Macmillan which is proving to be very useful to patients, carers and the general public, offering advice on all aspects of Cancer.
Current Work Programme
As a small but active group, we are looking for new members, and looking for new ways to attract membership.
We are committed to keeping all current services locally, and attracting new services, where possible.
We meet every 6 weeks at Kidderminster Treatment Centre, 10am until 12:30pm
Wyre Forest Patient Support Groups
Bosom Friends. (Kidderminster Breast care support Group)
Meet 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm, at Kidderminster Hospital.
Contact: Sheila Pratt 01562 68822
Bosom Friends Support Group. (Redditch)
Meet 3rdTuesday of each month at 7.30 to 9pm, alternate between Primrose Hospice, Bromsgrove and the education centre at The Alexandra Hospital, Redditch.
Contact via Breast care nurses at The Alex.01527 503030
Breast Care Support Group. (Worcester)
Meet 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2pm, at St Andrews Church, Pump Street.
Contact: Via WRH Breast care nurses 01905 763333
Prostate Cancer Support Group.( Kidderminster and district)
Quarterly meetings at Kidderminster Town Hall (also provide ‘Buddying’ scheme)
Contact: Mary Symons, Nurse Specialist 01299 823166
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation (Worcester)
Meet 2nd Monday of each month 11am to 12.30pm at St Richards Hospice, Wildwood Drive, Worcester WR5 2LG
Contact: Chris Jordan, Nurse Specialist at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. 01905 763333
Worcester Cancer Support Group.
Meet first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm, at Timberdine Resource centre, Timberdine Close, Worcester.
Contact: Sylvia Render 01905 422654
Worcestershire Brain Tumour Support Group.
Alternate between structured but informal meetings at St Richards and Social events in Worcestershire.
Contact :0780 4820351 or e-mail email@example.com or post Holly Cottage,Swansbrook Lane, Feckenham, Redditch B96 6QB
Worcestershire Gynaecological Cancer Support Group.
Contact : Nicky Plant, Nurse Specialist at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. 01905 763333
Head and Neck Cancer Support Group.
Contact:Louise Pearson, Nurse Specialist at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. 01905 763333
There is also a group at Kidderminster called COLOSSUS who provides support and friendship to anyone who has undergone bowel surgery, who welcomes those who may have had surgery for cancer too. They regularly meet in Kidderminster, the secretary is Brendon Drew 01299 400843