Help Beatson Cancer Charity provide care, love and support through our Wellbeing Services.
Beatson Cancer Charity provides support services to cancer patients and their families across the west of Scotland. Coping with cancer is hard. We are here to make that journey a little easier, giving expert support, therapy and care to people at the most vulnerable time of their lives.
Our Wellbeing Centre at The Beatson first opened its doors in 2007 and since then this wonderful place has touched the lives of thousands of people in our community. It's an escape from a ward environment, where patients can receive a complementary therapy, book in for a hairdressing or wig fitting appointment, or just sit and read a newspaper with a complimentary refreshment. It's the non clinical setting that so many people miss when they are admitted to hospital.
We recognised that there were a large group of cancer patients who were missing out on our support. Some were not referred to the main hospital, others lived in communities where it is difficult to travel into Glasgow.
So, in 2015, we took our Wellbeing Services to the New Victoria Hospital. We planned just a two-week trial at first – but it was immediately clear from the first day that our help was desperately needed – and hugely appreciated by both patients and NHS staff alike.
Since those first steps out into our community, we have taken our Wellbeing Services to eight locations; the latest service to open was at Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock. All offer a wide range of therapies and care to patients at various points of their cancer journey.
In 2017, we supported a total of 8,617 patients at our Wellbeing Centre at The Beatson – and we saw a further 7,168 people at our other Wellbeing Service locations.
We want to grow our range of services at each centre – and open new ones in the future if we can. This is how we’ll reach more people and, through the help of someone like you, make Beatson Cancer Charity’s Wellbeing Services available to even more cancer patients across the west of Scotland.
Regular donations provide us with a reliable income to plan our future projects and services and fund our vital work to help people affected by cancer in the west of Scotland. A small amount each month makes a really big difference to our work.
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