Fresh Hair, Wigs and Wellbeing Salon, Cancer Centre, UHNM Royal Stoke University Hospital – a hospital charity is now bidding to provide a new wig and wellbeing centre for cancer patients in Staffordshire.
Plans for the wig and wellbeing centre at County Hospital in Stafford, follows the success of the service at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
More than 3,500 women whose lives have been affected by hair loss due to cancer treatment or other medical conditions have been referred to Royal Stoke salon since its launch in 2011.
Together with practical help and support from the mainly volunteer led salon, cancer patients have received immense emotional support from the team – many who have themselves undergone the very same treatment.
University Hospitals of North Midlands Charity have now launched the County Hospital Fresh Hair, Wig and Wellbeing Salon appeal to coincide with World Cancer Day on Thursday 4th February.
Salon Manager, Gaynor Muir said
‘This service provides huge emotional support to our ladies at a time when they need it most. Hair loss is such a traumatic, personal loss for cancer patients and this salon enables us to consult and advise our ladies privately in comfortable, relaxing surroundings. Expanding this service to County Hospital will be much more convenient for their patients.’
The new salon will sit within the new £2 million Day Care Chemotherapy Unit at County Hospital and will be funded entirely through charitable donations.
Emma Robertson, UHNM Deputy Charity manager said,
‘‘Since opening in 2011 our Fresh Hair Wigs and Wellbeing Salon has made a huge difference to the lives of thousands of women who have suffered hair loss through cancer treatment. The beautiful purpose built salon at Royal Stoke University Hospital was only made possible due to the hard work, passion and generosity of our amazing fundraisers and we now need their support again. The re-development of cancer services at County has given us a fantastic opportunity to open a new salon within the chemotherapy unit and with the support of local people, groups and businesses we’ll be able to offer the Fresh Hair service to women at County Hospital later this year.”