A new collaborative project between Big C, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and Spire, is delivering special care packages to local cancer patients who face surgery during the pandemic.
The new care packs, which are filled with useful items, home comforts and information on support from Big C and the local community, are being delivered to NNUH patients at Spire. These are NHS patients, requiring time-sensitive surgery, having treatment at Spire under agreement due to Covid-19. 20 packages will be delivered per week, half for women and half for men. £10,000 for the project has been funded by the NNUH charity.
Dr Melanie Pascale, Director or Charitable Operations at Big C said, “We know that undergoing treatment can be a difficult time for those diagnosed with cancer, especially given the current situation with Covid-19. The care packages are a way for the NNUH and Big C to remind those affected by cancer that they’re not alone and support is available. We hope they will bring some comfort to those receiving them.”
Naomi Reid, Ward Reception Team Leader and Clinical Administrator at Spire Hospital said, “Thank you Big C, the packages are just lovely and what a wonderful thing that you do.”
Trudy Garriock, Specialist Nurse at Spire said, “I gave out two of the lovely packs yesterday and both the patients were overwhelmed. Both commented how generous it was and thought the contents were fabulous.”
Julie Cooper, Head of Grants for the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity said, "This is a fantastic opportunity for us to work together with Big C to support NNUH patients, and we are really pleased that we have been able to use part of our NHS Charities Together Covid Grants to do so."
To learn more about the work Big C does to improve the lives of those affected by cancer in Norfolk and Waveney, please visit www.big-c.co.uk