CANCER sufferers and their loved ones can get support in a state-of-the-art new charity facility which opened at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital yesterday.
Maggie’s opened a treehouse-style facility opposite the Headington hospital’s main entrance. It is a meeting place for sufferers and loved ones to meet, chat and get practical support from staff for issues like benefits.
The national charity’s facility opened in 2006 in portable buildings in a hard-to-find part of the site.
The new £3m facility has four consulting rooms, kitchen and toilets for 7,000 annual visitors with five volunteers and five staff.
Clinical psychologists, a nutritional adviser, fundraiser and cancer support advisers are on hand alongside support groups. Work started in March last year and has been funded by individual donations and fundraising.
Head of the centre Claire Marriott said: “We are absolutely delighted that we are finally able to open our doors.
“Because we are much closer to the hospital people can easily access appointments, have much more space and we will be able to offer a fuller programme of support.”
Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS, SPORT and JAYDEN depending on what services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
- Our top stories
5:00pm Tuesday 5th May 2015
A MAN trapped under a fallen tree was taken to hospital after being rescued by fire crews this morning.
2:49pm Tuesday 5th May 2015
HARCOURT Arboretum should be open tomorrow after closing today because of strong winds.
2:24pm Tuesday 5th May 2015
A GIRL missing from Milton Keynes could be in the Oxford area, police said.
11:14am Tuesday 5th May 2015
POLICE have released images of a stolen Land Rover almost two months after it was taken.
12:16am Tuesday 5th May 2015
A FIRE at the Kassam Stadium is being treated by police as suspected arson.
9:00am Tuesday 5th May 2015
Michael Appleton is confident Oxford United’s strong form at the end of the season can be translated into prolonged success across the whole of the next campaign.