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Ongoing care

Ongoing health and wellbeing

Our specialist nurse, Amanda Brampton, holds workshops to help people deal with the ongoing effects of cancer treatment, or to help them to simply embrace life fully again. We have also started a programme which helps patients to identify any ongoing care needs, to support them in life after cancer. There are a number of associations and groups who offer education and support right through from diagnosis - some useful links are available here.

Financial

We are aware that a diagnosis of cancer can affect every area of your life. Through the Holistic Needs Assessments which you will complete with the Clinical Nurse Specialist team, there is opportunity to offer you information about the various means of support available if you find that your finances are affected. This may be through outside agencies, or accessed via the hospital's designated social worker Brian Morris, who works from an office at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Palliative care

As we all know, we cannot guarantee good outcomes for all of our cancer patients. For those who do not respond well to treatment, or for those whose cancer is very advanced, the best outcome may be for good management of any symptoms, including pain. We have a specialised palliative care team who work to ensure your comfort and to support you in your choices, so that you can experience life as you choose - whether at home or in one of our palliative care centres.