Listed below are furtherr resources on the web which members have found to be useful.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. CLICK HERE
Oesophageal Patients Association
An independent registered charity formed in 1985 by oesophageal cancer patients and has helped over 26,000 patients and carers. CLICK HERE
Palliative and End of Life Care Colchester General Hospital.
A friendly drop in session to talk about any worries or concerns relating to your journey through Palliative and End of Life Care. Whether you are the patient, relative or carer whatever your concern please come and see us for a chat and a cup of tea. All discussions will remain confidential.
Support available will include:
Palliative Care Nurse Specialist, Discharge liaison, Macmillan information (Benefits and support), Patient and Liaison Service, Psychological support
Every Tuesday 2-3pm starting Tuesday 18th October 2016 in the day room on Birch Ward (2nd floor of the Gainsborough Wing).
For further information please call the Hospital Palliative Care Team on (01206) 746272. CLICK HERE
Pancreatic Cancer Support
Nutritionist Resource offers a simple way to connect with professional nutritionists, nutritional therapists and dietitians across the UK. We pride ourselves on being an online destination for all things nutrition, with a wealth of information available in jargon-free fact-sheets and a regularly updated news section. CLICK HERE
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Our groundbreaking work has saved millions of lives. Our websites have a wealth of information about cancer, our research, how to donate and more ways to support us. CLICK HERE
The Colostomy Association
A UK registered charity representing the interests of people with a colostomy. Colostomy is not a subject that is openly discussed - hence there is a general lack of public knowledge on what it's like to have a stoma. CLICK HERE
Colchester Hospital University
Our Trust provides healthcare services to around 370,000 people from Colchester and the surrounding area of north east Essex. In addition it provides radiotherapy and oncology services to a wider population of about 670,000 across north and mid-Essex. CLICK HERE
Beating Bowel Cancer
Beating Bowel Cancer produces a comprehensive range of information about the disease, aimed at patients, healthcare professionals and the general public. All our information is available free of charge and can be either downloaded from this site or ordered online. CLICK HERE
Carers UK is the voice of carers. Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner. Carers give so much to society yet as a consequence of caring, they experience ill health, poverty and discrimination. CLICK HERE
Youth Cancer Trust
We provide free, fun activity based holidays for young people (aged 14 to 30) suffering with cancer or any malignant disease, from anywhere in the UK and the Irish Republic, or who are patients of any UK hospital. You can also come on a holiday if you have been in remission for up to five years. CLICK HERE
Crohn’s and Colitis UK
Crohn's and Colitis UK aims to improve life for everyone affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the most common forms being Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Together these conditions affect about 250,000 people in the United Kingdom. CLICK HERE
Travel Insurance For Pre Existing Medical
Top-Tips from MoneySavingExpert.com -Anyone who has had a serious medical condition in the past or suffered disabilities is likely to be quoted ludicrously high prices by most insurers. This guide explains how you can find affordable travel cover if you have health problems and how to make a claim. CLICK HERE
Counselling Directory only lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance cover. If you're in need of support, search our network to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist. CLICK HERE
The Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group (formerly known as the Ileostomy Association of Great Britain and Ireland), is a mutual support group which has the primary aim of helping people who have had their colon removed. CLICK HERE