East Yorkshire hospital get national recognition

A team from Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham has been recognised nationally for its work to improve the lives of people in our region who have beaten cancer.

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Manager wants to extend service after award nomination

With more and more people surviving cancer in the UK every year, programmes like the Survivorship Programme at Castle Hill Hospital in East Yorkshire are becoming more and more vital.

It is one of only a handful in the country - and it has now been shortlisted for a 2014 Macmillan Professionals Award in Team Excellence.

Programme Manager, Anna Binks, said that one in three people are affected by cancer and that the majority of these people will survive.

She also said she would like to extend the service in order to help the increasing numbers who are beating the disease:

Yorkshire cancer team nominated for national award

A team from Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham has been shortlisted for a national award for its work improving the lives of hundreds of people in our region who have beaten cancer.

The Survivorship Team was set up just over two years ago to help survivors fit back into normal, everyday life after their treatment.

In recognition of their work, they've now been shortlisted for a 2014 Macmillan Professionals Award in Team Excellence.

Anna Binks, Survivorship Programme Manager, says there are more and more survivors of cancer. As well as being thrilled to be a finalist, here she describes why their work is so important.

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East Yorkshire hospital up for national award

A team from Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham has been recognised nationally for its work to improve the lives of people in our region who have beaten cancer.

East Yorkshire hospital up for national cancer award Credit: Press Association

The Survivorship Team, jointly funded by Macmillan and Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, was set up just over two years ago in order to help people of all ages through their recovery journeys.

The team focuses on providing support not just in the physical sense, but also offers help with emotional, social, financial and psychological matters too, and is one of just a handful of its kind in the country.

East Yorkshire hospital up for national cancer award

Now, in recognition of its work to improve the lives of hundreds of people from across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, the team has been shortlisted for a 2014 Macmillan Professionals Award in Team Excellence.

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