Res­tau­rant praised for sup­port of lo­cal breast can­cer pa­tients

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

A RU­RAL res­tau­rant which hosts a breast can­cer group has been praised for its help in sup­port­ing pa­tients af­ter their treat­ment.

Sut­ton Hall, which is based on Bul­locks Lane, Sut­ton, pro­vides fa­cil­i­ties for the Af­ter Treat­ment Group. The group, which started in June, aims to ad­dress con­cerns of pa­tients fol­low­ing their ill­ness, such as fears re­lat­ing to re­cur­rence and healthy liv­ing.

It was men­tioned at a Macmil­lan Ques­tion Time event at the House of Com­mons ear­lier this month.

Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley met with Vic­to­ria Adinkra, Macmil­lan breast care nurse in Mac­cles­field, ahead of the sum­mit and heard how the Af­ter Treat­ment Group was a pos­i­tive ex­am­ple of how breast can­cer pa­tients are be­ing helped lo­cally af­ter they have com­pleted their course of treat­ment.

Mr Rut­ley was told that the group can only ac­com­mo­date 20 women and sim­i­lar groups and venues are needed in the town.

Fol­low­ing the meet­ing, Mr Rut­ley has called for ad­di­tional sup­port for the af­ter breast can­cer care, which is pro­vided by the Macmil­lan Re­source Cen­tre at Mac­cles­field hos­pi­tal.

He said: “I was very pleased to have the op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss how the fan­tas­tic work done by Vic­to­ria and the rest of the Macmil­lan team in Mac­cles­field can be more fully sup­ported.

“It is es­ti­mated that four mil­lion peo­ple will have re­ceived a di­ag­no­sis of can­cer by 2030, which is why the Gov­ern­ment has of­fered a fur­ther £10 bil­lion, to help fight this ter­ri­ble ill­ness.

“Mac­cles­field is for­tu­nate to have such a good vol­un­teer base, with many peo­ple al­ready giv­ing up their own time for free to help lo­cal good causes.

“I would ask lo­cal peo­ple and po­ten­tial vol­un­teers who are in­ter­ested in of­fer­ing their time or any re­sources to con­tact ei­ther Vic­to­ria Adinkra via her email Vic­to­ria.adinkra@nhs.net or Janet Parkin­son, the Macmil­lan Sup­port and In­for­ma­tion Man­ager via janet.parkin­son3@nhs. net, who are based at the Mac­cles­field Macmil­lan Cen­tre.”

●● Vic­to­ria Adinkra, Macmil­lan breast care nurse, with David Rut­ley MP

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