Ex­cel­lence award for can­cer team

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

CHESHIRE East’s lung can­cer project has won a top pro­fes­sional ex­cel­lence award at Macmil­lan’s an­nual awards cer­e­mony.

The project, funded by Cheshire East Coun­cil, raises aware­ness about the early signs and symp­toms of lung can­cer and speeds up di­ag­no­sis.

The col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the coun­cil’s pub­lic health team, NHS South Cheshire Clin­i­cal Com­mis­sion­ing Group and Mid Cheshire Hos­pi­tals NHS Foun­da­tion Trust means pa­tients are sup­ported at all stages of their treat­ment.

The project team won the ‘team ex­cel­lence’ award.

Michelle Hux­ley, project man­ager, said: “It is an hon­our to have our work recog­nised by Macmil­lan.

“I see this award as recog­ni­tion of the whole team’s hard work to im­prove the out­comes and ex­pe­ri­ence of peo­ple af­fected by lung can­cer.”

The project has al­ready seen an in­crease in re­fer­rals and re­duc­tion in the pro­por­tion of can­cers di­ag­nosed through emer­gency ad­mis­sion from 21 per cent to 13pc in a sin­gle year.

Coun­cil­lor Janet Clowes, cab­i­net mem­ber in charge of adults, health and leisure, said: “The project has truly changed the lives of peo­ple liv­ing with lung can­cer in Cheshire East.”

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