Support Groups involving Healthcare Professionals
Dry Mouth Clinic
Patients who are about to or who are going through radiotherapy to the head and neck may wish to attend a monthly clink to support them with the side effect of dry mouth.
The aim of this clinic is to enable the patient to develop a strategy to manage this symptom. The healthcare professionals involved in this clinic are a dental hygienist, oral health educator and the head and neck clinical nurse specialist. There is medical advice available if required. The clinic is held in the Dental Specialties department on level 7 of the hospital from 2.00pm until 5.00pm.
Refreshments are available, as is information on the products supplied to assist with the symptom. Time is available with the hygienist for very specific issues and with the others for more general issues of mouth care and treatment. We work closely with the Dietitian and Treatment Radiographers to ensure that the advice is tailored to the needs of the individual patient.
Patients will be informed of the dates of the clinics as they have their radiotherapy planned.
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Meeting of this group take place once a month on a Thursday afternoon between 4.30pm and 6.00pm in the Postgraduate Medical Centre.
Talks are given on related issues and time is allowed for patients and partners to meet and talk with others in similar circumstances. The group is attended by the Prostate Nurse Specialist.
For details of meeting dates please contact the Prostate Nurse Specialist on 01752 245228
Jeremiah’s Journey offer support and information to children and their families who have experienced the death of someone special.
The main part of the support is offered through a short term group programme. We use lots of creative activities to enable the children to express their feelings and share their memories. The Jeremiah’s Journey team is made up of professional experienced in working with bereaved children and their families and is assisted by trained volunteers.
We offer families an initial home visit which is an opportunity to think together about how we can be of most help.
We are also able to offer information to families when someone special is seriously ill.For more information please contact us on 01752 763666.