How can we help you?
Prostate cancer is a disease seldom, if ever, afflicting any two patients in precisely the same way. For this reason we have set up our befriending support to meet the specific requirements of each individual. Our services are confidential and personal. Although approved and trained by UHL NHS Trust, most of our team are not qualified counsellors or medical personnel, but patients themselves. So the advice we give is generally practical rather than medical. Should you require specialist medical advice from our nurses you can access this (see below). Whilst we do not profess to have all the answers, neither do we seek to interfere in your personal life, we can offer you a broad range of positive experiences and practical insight.
We can respond….By listening to you and putting you in contact with a network of people who have probably had similar experiences, who can offer practical helpful advice and who will allow you to discuss your own situation in your own way, whenever, wherever and however it suits you.
By offering up-to-the minute advice about the latest treatments and care available specifically to you
By explaining the passage of your illness through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
By advising you on benefits and help which may be available to you and how to access them
By giving you an outlet to discuss any concerns about your treatment or treatment options with other patients, individually or at our support group meeting held every third Thursday of the month at the Craddock Arms , Knighton Rd, ( Off Welford Rd) Leicester LE3 3TT . By advising you on benefits and practical help which may be available to you and how to access them.
By offering support to your close family and relatives when you need it. You choose the type of support you want and you set the agenda
What do you need to do next? Whatever stage you are on your treatment journey, we can help you. Whether you need information about your treatment, special care and a visit from one of our nurses to give you comfort or support. Alternatively, you can speak to fellow patients and their families who have had similar treatment, so they can give you the benefit of their experience.
For a relaxed and informal conversation with a local patient and member of the PROSTaid befriending team please contact:
PROSTaid Patient helpline on 0844 8007801 (low-call)
For specialist and professional medical advice, call our own funded PROSTaid cancer Nurses:
Jo Wortley prostate cancer urology nurse at Urology Department,
Leicester General Hospital: 0844 8007797 (low-call) or email@example.com
David Hames prostate cancer oncology nurse at Oncology Department,
Leicester Royal Infirmary 0844 8007782(low-call) or David.Hames@uhl-tr.nhs.uk