May 2019

Hello! We were very happy to welcome newcomers to our Group, Marian, her daughter Sarah & Ann. Welcome too, to Sharn who was new to the Group last month and was due to finish her radiotherapy the week after this Meeting. Well done to all of you and best wishes to Gill who starts her treatments later in May-it was great seeing you, Gill.

Breast Nurses: Helen welcomed Nurse Lisa and our new Breast Care Nurse-Mandy, who joined the PCH Breast Care Team in December and worked previously as a District Nurse and in Palliative Care. Lisa told us changes since amalgamation of the Teams with Hinchinbrooke, Stamford and Peterborough was going well. It had to do with uniting the computer systems, logistics, people etc. in all the Units. Our current Consultants are Mr Abdullah, Mr Goh, Mr Mathew, Mr Tafazall & Mr Rezulski.

logo-hotelmarigoldlHotel Marigold: Sue gave us a wonderful talk following her trip to India, beautifully illustrated with photographs of the places she’d visited and some of the artistic craft items she’s come across in India.  Sue’s trip, with her husband, was organised through the ‘Angel Group’ and included some independent travel, work/visiting Charity Workers and Charitable Organisations etc. She stayed within the grounds of the Hotel Marigold in Jaipur, as we saw it on TV.

NHS & Health Watch: Denise brought an NHS / Health Watch questionnaire which stated: ‘The Government is investing an extra £20 Billion by 2023 in the NHS & wants to produce a plan setting out all it wants the Health Services to do for all people across the UK. We were sent one of these as a Breast Cancer Group by the Cambs/Pboro Health Watch. The questionnaire asked us to consider that there are growing pressures on the NHS.

Strawberry Tea: Val thanked Gill for bringing in printed tickets for the Strawberry Tea next month at her house on 22/6/19, between 3 & 5.30 pm, some were sold for £5 each & she thanked everybody that brought in gifts for the
tombola table.

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