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Teenager opens new Durham cancer information centre

UHND cancer centre

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 about cancer.

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 is necessary.

The centre is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm (excluding Bank Holidays) and can be reached on 0191 333 2815 or via email: cdda-tr.macmillancddft@nhs.net

 

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham