Bulstrode House - The home of specialised treatment and care

26/10/2011

BULSTRODE HOUSE is an oncology unit that provides treatment for people suffering with cancer.

It has a consultant oncologist, a GP and oncology and palliative care nurses, as well as a social worker and administration staff. A consultant oncologist and complementary therapists regularly visit the unit.

In the Princess Elizabeth Hospital grounds, it was opened in 1993 after being built and furnished by the Guernsey Society for Cancer Relief. It aims to provide high-quality care to patients and their carers while making their experience in the unit as safe and as comfortable as possible.

Chemotherapy is given on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
It also provides a complementary therapy clinic, with aromatherapy and reflexology. The cost of this is covered by the Guernsey Society for Cancer Relief. In addition, it provides an alternative-therapy service called Look Good, Feel Better, which helps women cope with the visible side-effects of cancer treatment.

It is a free programme of make-up workshops in which trained beauty professionals show women a skincare and make-up regime after they have lost their hair, eyebrows and eyelashes.

It is an invaluable service to many women, often when they are struggling emotionally to come to terms with their illness.

For more information, call Bulstrode House on 725241 ext 4601

Guernsey Globe article 26/10/2011



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