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Papworth Mesothelioma Social Group, Cambridge

Contact:  Kate Slaven, Mesothelioma Nurse Specialist on 01480 830541, bleep 193 or extension 4889 or Email: kateslaven@nhs.net

The social group runs specifically for mesothelioma patients and their carers.  The group meets monthly at Hemingford Abbotts Village Hall, PE28 9AH.  

Friday 13:00 - 15:00 hrs - Main meeting

Friday 15:00 - 16:00 hrs - Carers meeting

We have enjoyed talks from experts in breathlessness management, nutrition, keeping fit, and relaxation, and many other subjects.  We also have frequent outings (which often involve cream tea), and engage in events to raise awareness of the disease.  The group is very active and has formed its own committee who are determined to provide support for patients and carers.  We guarantee tea, coffee and a very warm welcome at every meeting.  


10 February

Relaunch of the Group with Claire Tripp, Deputy Chief Executive talking about the New Papworth Hospital, and Dr Robert Rintoul, Consultant Physician talking about exciting research developments.                            


3 March

Top tips for Symptom Control with Karen Lord from Mesothelioma UK.


7 April

Trip to the National Racing Museum at Newmarket .


17 May

Wimpole Hall and Cream Tea after which we are invited to a private tour of the House (please note this is on a Wednesday).


2 June

Trip down the River Ouse on a boat to enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside and a lovely meal;  leaving from Ely.


7 July

Action for Mesothelioma Awareness Day.  This is a day to raise awareness of Mesothelioma and pay tribute to all those with the disease.  It gives us opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of those we have loved and lost over the past years, and look forward to the future.


11 August

Summer Barbeque.  Whatever the weather we will be enjoying a barbeque on this day!


8 September

Liz Darlison from Mesothelioma UK will be able to update us on developments with this national support organisation and information about clinical trials.


6 October

Arthur Rank Hospice will talk about the new hospice and novel approaches to care and support for patients and their carers      .              


10 November

Secrets of the Cookery Experience with guest speaker.


1 December

Christmas Lunch at The Cock at Hemingford Grey


Anglia Asbestos Disease Support Group

Launched in 2016, Anglia Asbestos Disease Support Group is for patients in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex with asbestos related diseases, and for those that care for them.

The sessions are a chance to meet others who understand what you are going through, and to learn more about your condition and the help that is out there. Through these sessions, the group hopes that attendees will feel less isolated by their illness, and by developing friendships with other patients and carers, a sense of community will be created that offers experiential advice and support.

Guest speakers will give advice on treatments, trials, diets, alternative therapies, financial compensation and various other issues patients and carers may face on their journey.

Meetings are held monthly and are free of charge to attend with refreshments provided.

For more information on meeting dates and times go to www.angliaasbestos.co.uk. Alternatively contact Brian Wallis (Mesothelioma UK Ambassador) on 07938 018601 or email megatoptwo@sky.com .You can also contact mesothelioma.uk@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

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