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Friday, 20 October 2017
History of the John Le Vay Cancer Information Centre

The Cancer Information Centre at Ipswich Hospital opened on 21 October 2004.

It's creation was a direct result of the vision of one of our consultants, John Le Vay. He set up a local charity – Cancer Campaign in Suffolk and with the help of generous local people, raised enough money to build the centre.

Since opening, the centre has provided cancer information, practical advice, emotional support and a variety of supportive and educational opportunities to an increasing number of people each month both from within the hospital and the wider local community.

Working in partnership with other local healthcare providers, both local and national third sector organisations, Suffolk County Council and NHS England, there is a commitment to ensure a high standard of service delivery and quality assurance as well as recognition of the development and service improvements required to respond to the needs of the changing NHS and local communities.

The cancer Information Centre is situated within the Oncology and Haematology Department at Ipswich Hospital, and is ideally placed to allow anyone attending clinic appointments, radiotherapy, chemotherapy outpatients or the ward easy access to information and support.

The Centre also offers an outreach service to meet the needs of those affected by cancer in other areas of the hospital, and works closely with all members of the healthcare team to ensure accessibility to its services.

The Centre is open Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm and is staffed by a Cancer Information Centre manager, a Centre coordinator and 12 volunteers.