The completion of the building of the new East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre reached a milestone today (20 November) with the handing over of the keys by the architects to Michael Wilson, chief executive of Surrey and Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust (SASH).
The Centre, built on the grounds of East Surrey Hospital, will provide support, activities and advice for people living with and beyond cancer.
“I am delighted that with the building now complete we are now really close to opening the doors to patients and their family and friends.
“In partnership with Macmillan, the Centre will bring support closer to home for local people and continues to develop the health campus at East Surrey Hospital.”
Shelagh Sheldrick, manager of the new Centre, is currently recruiting volunteer complementary therapists and craft specialists to help run sessions at the Centre. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy Beach, Macmillan development manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have reached this landmark stage in providing the first Macmillan information and support centre locally. The ambition of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Macmillan to see local people affected by cancer receiving specialist support in a friendly environment is close to being realised.”