Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Welcome to the Macmillan Centre at QA Hospital

Last updated: 28 September 2020

 

We are open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm for pre-booked and drop-in appointments offering emotional support and information to anyone affected by cancer. We can listen to your worries and concerns and offer advice. We can also sign-post you to other services. These appointments will be arranged to coincide with your next hospital visit.

Call us on 02392 283323 or email macmillancentre@porthosp.nhs.uk

Please see below for links to other areas of support.

Macmillan Cancer Support are also on hand using a free telephone number which is available 7 days a week, 8am-8pm: 0808 808 00 00. The links to their website are: Macmillan Cancer Support - Macmillan Cancer Support and for their information on COVID-19 Coronavirus

Financial Advice: If you would like any advice regarding benefits and finance, please call the Macmillan Hampshire Citizens Advice Service on 0344 847 7727. Their lines are available Monday – Friday between 9am and 4pm and you can leave a message.

Wig Service: A wig referral scheme is available through our partner Daxbourne. Please ask your consultant or nurse specialist to complete a referral to this service. A member of their team will call you once the referral is received (please note that Daxbourne are based in London so they will be calling from a London number). For further information please access their website:  https://www.naturalimagewigs.co.uk/

Living with or after a cancer diagnosis? Do you want to enhance your resilience through these difficult times, rediscover strengths and increase your ability to cope? Then why not join Macmillan Cancer Support’s online self-management program called iHOPE. The program focuses on topics including:

  • smarter goal setting
  • priorities and values
  • living positively with fears for the future
  • character strengths
  • physical activity
  • eating well
  • managing stress
  • coping with fatigue
  • finding things to be thankful for

 

The course lasts 6 weeks and they ask that you commit to a minimum of 2 hours per week, at a time to suit you. You will need to have access to the internet via smartphone, tablet or PC. To find out more, please click on the link: Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions

Self Management: Look Good Feel Better are an independent charity offering virtual workshops and tutorials on skin care advice and make up for women. To find out more, please click on the link: Virtual workshops - Look Good Feel Better

Physical Wellbeing: we would like to signpost you to some NHS tutorials on physical activity:

Pilates: An extremely effective gentle and low impact exercise class. Please click on the link to access this course: Introduction to Pilates - Workout 1 | NHS - YouTube

HIIT: These sessions are quick bursts of intense exercise mixed with lower intensity periods of rest that make it a way to burn calories effectively in the allotted time. Please click on the link to access this course: Introduction to HIIT - Workout 1 | NHS - YouTube

Macmillan Cancer Support also provide information and resources on physical activity. To find out more, please click on the link: Physical activity resources - Macmillan Cancer Support

Emotional Wellbeing: we would like to signpost you to some NHS Moodzone podcasts:

Anxiety: Moodzone: Anxiety control training (AUDIO PODCAST) | NHS - YouTube

Low confidence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prxiTwyu56M

Low mood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNKR17IaIeU

Sleep problems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwlfS2yDJN0

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