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Macmillan therapy team

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About the Macmillan therapy team

The Macmillan therapy team is a team of highly-specialised occupational therapists, physiotherapists and rehabilitation support workers who have a wide range of experience and skills working with people who have cancer.

Who do we help?

The service is for people:
  • Affected by cancer
  • Aged 18 years or over
  • Residents of Swansea and Neath/Port Talbot
  • Wanting, receiving or having completed cancer treatment
  • Wanting to improve quality of life

What do we do?

The Macmillan therapy team offers a holistic needs assessment, followed by a personalised rehabilitation programme which may include 1:1 and/or group activities, such as Adapted Tai Chi, Hydrotherapy and Circuit classes.

The level of the activities is adapted to suit the person’s needs.

The Macmillan therapy team also have a close link with community, voluntary and leisure services, which can support people closer to home if required.

Being active has been shown to:
  • Improve health and well-being
  • Improve muscle strength/balance
  • Reduce stiffness and improves flexibility
  • Reduce tiredness/fatigue
  • Improve fitness/energy levels
  • Reduce anxiety/other emotional concerns
  • Regulate breathing
  • Assist with weight management
Additional benefits:
  • Social interaction
  • Increased confidence
  • Improved emotional well-being
The service can be accessed at any point after a person has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • The person affected by cancer can contact us directly.
  • All healthcare professionals can refer to us.
What happens next?
  • The person affected by cancer will be invited to attend an assessment with a member of the team. They will make a plan with the person that will best meet their needs.
  • After an agreed time they will be invited to attend a routine review. This ensures close monitoring of their progress and timely treatment.
How to contact the Macmillan Therapy Team

For more information on outpatient or inpatient services please call:

Monday to Friday – 8am to 4pm (Answer machine available out of hours)

Ward 12 Therapy Room,

Singleton Hospital,

Sketty Lane, Swansea, SA2 8QA.

Tel:  01792 530838   

abm.EnhancedCancerRecovery@wales.nhs.uk

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