Ray and I drove to the Royal Marsden today -not for treatment that made a change but to support the New LASAG Group at the Royal Marsden.
It is a lovely setting and Maggie’s at The Royal Marsden provides free cancer support for people with cancer and their family and friends, further enhancing The Royal Marsden’s world-leading treatment and care.
With no need for a referral, patients as well as friends and relatives of patients can drop in for support with anything from managing stress to money worries. The centre provides a breathing space away from the hospital where visitors can meet people who understand what they’re going through or just take a quiet moment to reflect. I will find it handy while we wait for blood results and when we wait for drugs to be made up.
The services on offer are designed to further enhance the psychological support already provided at The Royal Marsden, and our Psychological Support and Pastoral Care team, which is funded by The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, is working closely with Maggie’s to ensure our patients are accessing the most appropriate support to meet their needs.
There will be more patients and carers as the group gets established and we had a great chat as we got to know the Patients and Carers that were there.
I wish it lots of luck and can see we should have more of these centres.
Richard Mullins The Director of LASAG has written. –We had some great feedback from our first Mesothelioma Support Group held at Maggie’s at The Royal Marsden – Sutton. Thanks to all who helped make it happen. See you again in March
Loved the Loo x
We came home to an empty house the first time after the loss of our little Louis last Friday.
RIP little boy you was so loved and we miss you trotting around everywhere with us. Run Over that rainbow bridge ! run free xx