Support group 'Cancer United' takes on 2016

Local cancer support group, ‘Cancer United’, has announced meeting dates and a change of time for 2016.

The monthly support group run by University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust has launched its schedule for next year, and following feedback the group’s regular meeting time has changed to 10.30am.

Each session features a different guest speaker and some of the speakers scheduled for 2016 include UHCW’s chemotherapy team and pain management nurses, as well as Macmillan community nurses

The group will meet in the Faith Centre at University Hospital in Coventry at 10.30am on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, January 6, 2016
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2016
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2016
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2016
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Trust launched the monthly group in April 2015, to provide extra emotional and practical support to people living with, or recently diagnosed with, cancer.

Deborah Smith, Macmillan Information and Support Manager, said: “Cancer United is open to anyone affected by cancer, including family members and carers.

“It’s a friendly and welcoming group, where people have the chance to share their experiences or simply listen to the experiences of others who understand what you’re going through.

‘Cancer United’ meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 10.30am in the Faith Centre at University Hospital, Coventry. Free parking and refreshments are provided.

For more information, please contact Deborah Smith, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Manager, on 02476 966052 or