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"A life line"

About: Cancer Services / Living With & Beyond Cancer (Fern Centre)

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

The Fern Centre has been a life line a mist of Covid, isolation and living with cancer. It has become a mini oasis of calm & serenity in the eye of the storm, welcoming, supportive and a relaxing place to be.

Staff and volunteers are so welcoming and the services I have experienced to date have helped me find some time for me to relax and be myself. Helped me find ways to exercise within my own bodies capability, relieves symptoms of treatment and cancer itself, as well as enabling me to find a new swimsuit and bra!

It is lovely to have this facility and services locally without having to travel to Exeter.

I only wish the centre could be turned 180° so when sat in the lovely lounge area, you don't have to see the hospital, and soon there will be a relaxing outdoor oasis to enjoy as  being in nature is so healing.

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Response from Tasmin Andrew, Cancer & Wellbeing Centre Manager, Cancer Services, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust 3 months ago
Tasmin Andrew
Cancer & Wellbeing Centre Manager, Cancer Services,
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
Submitted on 21/10/2021 at 16:27
Published on Care Opinion at 16:27

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Dear Harvester

Thank you for leaving us your lovely feedback! It was so heartwarming to hear that you have been able to find comfort and support from us. We are so glad we have been able to help you relax, access exercise and find yourself a bra and swimsuit! I will pass on your very kind words to our staff and volunteers.

Please feel free to pop in to the Centre at any time or give us a call on 01271 311 855 if you would like any more information. You could also sign up to our monthly newsletter which is full of any new services or events we are hosting!

With very best wishes


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