About Us

 

The support group will now meet at Trinity Methodist Church, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0AE.

on the last Saturday in the month between 10am and 12pm. (Please click on Events for programme information and specific dates)

                                                                                                                      
The Group was formed in 2005 and is now one of the largest in the North West of England ( 250 members )and is affiliated to Prostate Caner Support N,W. We organise monthly meetings with guest speakers who are often specialists in treating Prostate Cancer or other health professionals concerned with patients welfare. The Meetings provide an excellant forum to raise any questions or concerns you or your family may have about your condition. These meetings together with occasional social gatherings provide an opportunity to share your thoughts and exeriences with others who understand. The Group now have a Ladies Support Group who meet once a month.
 
Worried about what treatment is best for you?
 
Worried about your husband, partner, father, son, etc?
 
For confidential help or information call or e-mail.   Calvin Wood 0151 648 4466. wirralpcs@gmail. com                                               
   
Macmillan New CancerLine
Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm                                                                    

Freephone 0808 808 00 00 benefits helpline, cancer information helpline, youthline.

The Prostate Cancer Charity. Has changed its name to Prostate Cancer UK. 

Confidential Helpline 0800 074 8383

For free information pack about Prostate Cancer (known as the Tool-kit) call 0800 074 8383. Tool kits can now be downloaded from Prostate Cancer UK  website in PDF.
 
Useful organisations:  www.prostatecanceruk.org, Bladder and Bowel Foundation  0845 345 0165 www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org,Cancer Research UK 0808 800 4040 www.cancerresearchuk.org,
Maggie's Centres 030012301801 www.maggiescentres.org
                                    
         
The group are working together with campaign to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer; targeting the Wirral, Cheshire, and Afro-Caribbean communities on Merseyside. 
 
The Group raised £65,000 with the help of Marks & Spencer Chester store who contributed £10,000 to purchase new Ultrasound and Histoscanning machines for Mr Nigel Parr Consultant Urologist at Arrow Park and Clatterbridge Hospitals. (See photos)
 
Another Group project is the purchase of  piece of essential equipment for the Ultrasound Guided High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR) at approximately £19,000 for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. 
 
The Group has also recently raised funds (£11,913) to purchase a replacement articulate arm Stepper for Mr Nigel Parr at Clatterbridge  Cancer Centre and Arrowe Park Hospital.  

The groups latest purchased is a Bladder Scanner for Cheshire and Wirral Partnership to be used in the community, (£7,600) and also  new Stepper for Clatterbridge Cancer Center to be used for template biopsies (£5,500)

 

                                            
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