Action Cancer services are still available

Action Cancer has confirmed it is still operating cancer prevention, detection and support services during the current lockdown.

Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 10:22 am

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Action Cancer has adapted its services so that these can be delivered safely face-to-face with the use of PPE and stringent sanitising measures (in line with government guidelines) or they have been moved to a virtual delivery format.

The charity would like to encourage members of the public here to avail of the support which is currently on offer at Action Cancer House in Belfast or online/via telephone.

Having to necessarily close its doors in March 2020 due to the pandemic, Action Cancer recommenced its breast cancer screening programme in mid-August for women aged 40-49 and over 70 (outside of NHS screening age range) and has since screened over 2,000 women. Therapeutic Services and Health Promotion departments became operational again in October with the staff team moving many services, which were previously delivered face-to-face, to online or over the phone delivery.

Service user Janine Cousins (left) receives a health check from Health Promotion Student Grace Kennedy dressed in PPE at Action Cancer House in Belfast.

Action Cancer’s Chief Executive Gareth Kirk said: “We want to get the message out there that Action Cancer has not gone away. As different levels of restrictions come and go, we are resilient and flexible, adapting our services so that we can continue to support those in need in whatever way we can. This is even more critical at this time of heightened fears and anxieties, for people affected by a cancer diagnosis.”

To book an appointment call 028 980 3344 or book online at www.actioncancer.org/appointments