Trust Chairman, Professor Paul Keane OBE has given his support
to the launch of a new breast cancer charity across the county -
Hug in a Bag.
Hug in a Bag - set up by Eileen Richardson, Judith Wright and
Sue McCoy - has delivered bags packed with useful information and
luxury treats to more than 2,000 North East women who have been
diagnosed with breast cancer.
Prof Keane said: "I'm absolutely delighted to be at the launch.
I first bumped into the Hug in a Bag ladies in a car park - and it
was a wonderful chance meeting, because what their charity does is
wonderful and very much needed.
"I particularly like it because our hospital and community
medical and nursing teams deal with the clinical side of breast
cancer, but this kind of psychological support gives great
encouragement and comfort."
For more information about Hug in a Bag visit www.huginabag.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