As the Club year comes to an end, the members of Soroptimist International of Beverley and District were delighted to be able to present a cheque for £1257.56 in support of the vital work of the Macmillan Nurses team at Castle Hill Hospital. This magnificent total was raised at the recent Fashion Show held at Tickton.
Sue Spence, Macmillan Nurse with the Urology Department, joined Club members, to receive the cheque on behalf of the Nursing team. She described some of the work that the nurses undertake in supporting prostate cancer patients from diagnosis to end of life, and through cancer and beyond. They are there to help patients understand the treatments they will receive and cope with the psychological, sociological and physiological impacts that they will experience.
The greater awareness of prostate cancer and the importance of early diagnosis has encouraged more men to seek screening and resulted in a tripling of the operations undertaken at Castle Hill. Wives, partners, mothers and daughters are often the ones who prompt men to act and are there to support and care for them. We hope that the contribution that the women of Soroptimist International have made, will aid the team’s work In treating the disease.