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Bus delivers cancer support across Wales

A bus providing Macmillan information and support to people affected by cancer will travel around Wales.

The team with Bronwen the bus. Credit: Macmillan

Cancer charity Macmillan launched Bronwen earlier this year to deliver the service to people in Wales, with a team of specialists working onboard.

Since then, Bronwen has visited towns and cities in counties across Wales including Anglesey, Ceredigion, Swansea, Powys, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Gwynedd, Merthyr Tydfil.

I am extremely proud to lead Bronwen and her team.

We are a group of six health and social care professionals who bring together a wealth of experience and knowledge.

The team is dedicated to providing cancer information and support to anyone who needs it across the country.

– Moray Hayman, Service Leader

We have a wonderful team, it’s a holistic team, so we all come from very different backgrounds.

Cancer doesn’t just affect us physically, it affects our whole being and that can be psychologically, spiritually, socially and financially.

I have spent over 20 years supporting people affected by cancer, many of these years based in a hospice, and my area of expertise is the emotional and the psychological impact of cancer.

– Sally Rabjohns, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Specialist

Two of the CISS’ within the team, Ann Brennan and Rhian Jones, were previously lead nurses in the hospitals they worked in.

I worked in palliative care for many years in the Swansea region and then I was the Macmillan lead cancer nurse for haematology and oncology at the South Wales Cancer Centre.

The best thing is working in a really friendly happy team.

We are all here to support anyone that has any concerns or questions about cancer.

– Rhian