George Eliot Hospital is celebrating a year of hosting its friendly regular walking group, ‘Walk & Talk’, to allow people to share cancer advice and experiences.
Nursing Specialists run their walking group in Riversley Park, Nuneaton between 1.30pm and 2.30pm every Tuesday. The group meet just outside the Nuneaton and Bedworth Museum.
These walks, which were originally set up for breast cancer patients in 2015, and are now open to any cancer patients, give people the opportunity to share their experiences, to listen to those of others, and to get advice from the team’s specialist nurses. They will help you get fitter too!
The George Eliot Hospital wants to encourage everyone who has experienced cancer to come along, as they often make patients feel more confident and better supported. Exercise and keeping fit can have a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of everyone, and this is a great opportunity to stay active during the week, whilst meeting new people.
Macmillan Oncology Breast Clinical Nurse Specialist, Alison Syborn said: “People have made friends during our walks, and even meet them socially away from the group. The walks have helped their confidence meeting up with people again, especially if they are still not back at work.
“They look forward to coming each week and especially look forward to it when the weather is bad and they don’t get out as often. One lady has gone back to work but makes sure she finishes early on a Tuesday so she can still meet up with everyone!”
The group has recently launched a small spin off group in Bedworth Park every Tuesday.
For further information about the walks contact Alison Syborn on 0787 659 0687. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You can find out more information here