Media Release

Talk to us about Cancer

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust (QEH) will be encouraging people to come along to the Trust and talk about Cancer at the start of February.

The QEH Cancer Services Team will be hosting events over three days for the public and staff to attend as part of World Cancer Day, including information stands and a coffee morning in a bid to raise awareness about Cancer and the services available for those affected.

World Cancer Day is an international campaign designed to get people talking about Cancer, prevention, early warning signs, and symptoms to be aware of.

Emma Pollington, Personalised Care Project Support Officer, at QEH said: “Talking about Cancer is really important. Not only to support people who are currently dealing with a diagnosis, and their families, but also for those who may be affected in the future. Please do pop along and say hello – we’re here to help.”

On Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 February, between 10am and 2pm, there will be an information display in the Main Entrance of the hospital highlighting the clinical and non-clinical services and support available, both for patients with a diagnosis of Cancer and those affected by this diagnosis. Members of the Cancer Services Team will be on hand to provide supportive information to anyone who’d like to stop by.

The team will also host an informal coffee morning on Friday 3 February between 10am and 2pm in our Cancer Wellbeing and Support Centre. Refreshments will be available, and people are encouraged to come along and talk about how Cancer is affecting them and their families. These events will be supported by Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists, volunteers who have been personally affected by Cancer, and our Personalised Care Cancer Patient Navigators as well as members of our wider Cancer teams at QEH.

This year World Cancer Day is on Saturday 4 February. Keep an eye on social media for other ways you can join in the conversation to help us all keep talking about Cancer.


For further information, please contact Communications Team, or 01553 613216.

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