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High Sheriff joins popular Cancer Centre open day

The doors of the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre were opened to all recently to give everyone the chance to learn more about the excellent facilities on offer.

Centre staff regularly welcome people through the doors to see the equipment for themselves and to learn more about cancer pathways and the treatment options available. Mandy Thorn, High Sheriff of Shropshire and Lingen Davies trustee, lent her support to the day and chatted to staff and patients.

As well as enjoying guided tours of the Centre including the Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy Day Unit, members of the public were also shown the Hamar Centre where additional support services for cancer patients are based – including Lingen Davies’ main fundraising office.

Staff and volunteers from Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Macmillan, SATH’s Living With and Beyond team, and members of the Radiotherapy education team met patients, their family and friends, those interested in working in the Centre, and those seeking to learn more about a career in cancer treatment.

Louise Killey, Radiotherapy Services Manager, said: “We like to give people the opportunity to see the Cancer Centre for themselves. Patients are invited to bring along family and friends and show them where they’ve been receiving care and support. It was a really great event and the team met a lot of people interested in finding out more about us.

“We have excellent cancer services here in Shrewsbury where people from throughout the county, and Mid Wales come for care,” she added.

Helen Knight, Head of Fundraising for Lingen Davies, said the charity was delighted to support the open day and welcome people to see the brilliant range of services on offer to patients and their families in the region.

“We are so fortunate to have this facility at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, and everything we do as a charity is dedicated to ensuring local people can access the best cancer services and care locally,” she said.


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