Our holistic approach to cancer care
At Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital, we have a dedicated team to support you. You'll get to know them, and they'll get to know you. Our experts include Consultants, surgeons, radiologists, and specialist oncology nurses all committed to supporting your care.
At the Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital, we offer practical, emotional, and social support through our on-site support services and survivorship programme.
We’ve been awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark; this recognises that Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital provides a welcoming and comfortable environment for people with cancer. It also acknowledges that we respect our visitors’ privacy, we treat you with dignity and that our facilities will help improve your wellbeing.
Maggie’s Centre at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital
Maggie’s is a charity that provides free practical, emotional, and social support to people with cancer, their family, and friends, from diagnosis and throughout living with the affects after cancer. Maggie’s Cambridge helps people to achieve the best possible state of psychological and physical health throughout their cancer journey.
Maggie’s Cambridge Centre has been providing high quality, evidence-based support since 2013 in the local area. It is a place to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; a place where qualified experts provide emotional support; a place to meet other people in a similar situation or simply to sit quietly with a cup of tea. We have a strong partnership with Maggie’s and our Cancer Support Specialists work with members of the medical team, nursing team and ward staff. The Maggie’s room is located within the hospital building, near the oncology suite.
To find out more please visit www.maggiescentres.org/cambridge
Cancer Rehabilitation at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital
Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital offers a Cancer Rehabilitation through Exercise Programme to meet the recommendations from the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative.
The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative suggest that people living with and beyond cancer should have access to physical activity interventions. Positive benefits of activity intervention have been found to alleviate side-effects associated with chemotherapy such as:
- Body image
Quality of life
In patients with long term cancer the increase in activity had beneficial effects on quality of life and independence as their physical abilities increased. They also reported improved psychological and social wellbeing.
As a result of the positive evidence the National Cancer Rehabilitation Advisory Board and National Cancer Action Team in England wholly support the development and implementation of rehabilitation programmes, here's what one of our patients said:
“When I was asked if I would like to attend the Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym I jumped at the chance. Since I was diagnosed, my walking had got more painful. Hannah started me on different exercises to strengthen my core, which I do each day at home. These really help and on my last holiday I was able to walk 5 miles which I hadn't done for months. Walking is a huge part of our lives and holidays are centred around them, so I had been missing out by not walking as far as my husband and dog. Going to the gym has not only improved my fitness, posture, and stamina, it's also improved my mental wellbeing. We still have work to do, but the improvement I’ve had so far is tremendous and I am so grateful that I had the chance to attend these sessions and do the exercises at home or when needed on a walk.