Macmillan praise new Bolton cancer information service
CANCER patients will not have to face the disease alone thanks to a new information service, according to a national charity.
Bolton Cancer and Information Support Service will be run by Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Bolton Hospice, with financial backing from Macmillan Cancer Support for the first three years.
The aim is to provide support to the hundreds of people in Bolton diagnosed with cancer each year.
Macmillan says the new service will be invaluable for cancer patients, their families and carers.
Nicola Cook, senior development manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “This fantastic new partnership will increase support for people living in Bolton affected by cancer, as well as their families, friends and carers.
“Through the new information service, which will be delivered through centres across the Bolton area, people will be able to access financial and benefits advice from our full-time Macmillan benefits adviser, find information about treatment and access any emotional support they might need.
“As this service will be provided through a number of locations, it will ensure that information is within easy reach of as many people as possible to ensure that no one in Bolton has to face cancer alone.”
Macmillan has proposed the annual running costs for the first three years will be £154,792.
From then, Bolton CCG has agreed to fund the service and has approved plans for a Macmillan information centre at Bolton One as well as in the community at UCAN centres across the borough.
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