A 15-year-old who lost both parents to cancer has officially
opened the new University Hospital of North Durham (UHND) Macmillan
Information & Support Centre.
Jack Salkeld was just one when his mother died following breast
cancer, while his father Bryan lost his battle with bowel cancer
last year, aged 63.
The new centre is provided in partnership between CDDFT and
Macmillan Cancer Support. Based near the outpatients department at
UHND, it offers a free, drop-in service for anyone with questions
Cancer can leave people facing many challenges, from coping with
care to seeking help with finances. This new centre provides people
with access to free cancer information and a listening ear.
It's for anyone, patients, carers and relatives, and no appointment
The centre is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm (excluding Bank
Holidays) and can be reached on 0191 333 2815 or via email: email@example.com
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community