George Eliot Hospital Breast Care Team launched a friendly new regular walking group called ‘Walk & Talk’ last week to share breast cancer advice and experiences.
A group of past and present breast cancer patients from the George Eliot Hospital met in Riversley Park, Nuneaton for a brisk autumn walk. They had an opportunity to talk to members of the Breast Care Team in an informal setting about issues that affected their own personal situations and make new friends.
Everyone enjoyed the group and they are looking forward to attending future walks. The walk gave the patients an opportunity to listen to the experiences of others and also ask specific questions to specialist nurses Annette, Alison and Claire.
Breast Care Nursing Specialists will be hosting their walking group in Riversley Park, Nuneaton between 1.30pm and 2.30pm every week. The group will be meeting just outside the Nuneaton and Bedworth Museum.
The George Eliot Hospital Breast Care team know that talking about breast cancer with their specialist team and other patients can make breast cancer patients feel more confident and better supported. They want to encourage everyone that has experienced Breast Cancer to come along to future walks. Exercise and keeping fit can have a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of everyone.
Breast Care Nurse, Annette Tracey said: "Everyone that attended had an opportunity to meet others going through the same situation and we encourage anyone who has had breast cancer to come along when they have time”
Macmillan Oncology Breast Clinical Nurse Specialist, Alison Syborn added: “We hope to see even more people at the next walk. Bring a friend or family member too if you wish”.
For further information contact Annette on 02476 86 5181 or Alison Syborn on 07876590687.
Editor notes -
The experienced Breast Care Team at George Eliot Hospital provides a range of clinics and services to local people and patients.
The Breast Care Unit at the George Eliot Hospital provides assessment clinics with its specialist consultants Mr Ram Nangalia and Mr Kishore Makam. They provide result clinics, operative services, post operative support and breast care clinics. Specialist advice about immediate and delayed reconstruction is also provided. Nurse led clinics also offer prosthetic fitting clinics and nurse led tattooing clinics.
The Breast Care Team provides advice and support to all patients following results or surgery.