NHS charity funds cancer support resources to help patients and families

Thanks to generous donations, Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, has funded books and Cancer Cloud Kits which support families to better understand a cancer diagnosis and cope with bereavement.


The NHS charity has funded a variety of resources to support parents having conversations with their children about a cancer diagnosis, and to support grieving children, young people and their families.


Emma Williams, Cancer Information and Support Officer, said: “We’re incredibly grateful that charitable funds have allowed us to purchase these resources.


“Providing information for children and young people that can help them better understand what cancer means for them and their families is really helpful to local families.


“The Cancer Cloud Kits support communication when having difficult conversations and help the family explore the emotional impact a cancer diagnosis can bring.


“The Winston’s Wish books offer practical guidance and resources for any adult who is supporting a child after someone has died. Having access to these books supports the quality of service delivered to children and young people and their families locally.”


The resources are available for families through the Cancer Information and Support teams at Glangwili, Bronglais, Withybush and Prince Philip hospitals.

Pictured above (L-R): Aimee Holt and Emma Williams, Cancer Information and Support Officers

Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “The support of our local communities enables us to provide services over and above what the NHS can provide in the three counties of Hywel Dda and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.”


Your donations are making a positive difference to the health, wellbeing and experience of NHS patients, service users and staff.


For more details about the charity and how you can help support local NHS patients and staff, go to www.hywelddahealthcharities.org.uk


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