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CANE UK, C206,Cunningham House,19-21 Westfield lane, Harrow, HA3 9ED
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Charity No:1044299

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Despite the current unsettled local situation we are caring for an average of ten in patients in the CANE Jaffna Hospice on a given day

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Common problems

Most patients seen have inadequate pain relief and not aware of the options available to them, either over the counter or on prescription. The commonest cancers seen are oral and breast cancer and the nurses care for these patients with providing pain relief as well as relieving the anxiety of family members. The nurses have been especially trained at The Dental clinic at Jaffna Hospital in caring for oral cancer patients, as it is so common. Nutrition was also a problem with many of the patients with oral lesions and the nurses provide nutritional supplements.

Another common problem with several patients out of hospital is leg ulcers and the nurses take care of regular dressings and teach family members how to continue this.

Fortunately currently there are two Cancer Specialist's (Dr. Rajasooriyar and Dr Indranath) working in the Jaffna Cancer Hospital, Tellipalai. He is able to treat a significant number of patients under difficult circumstances with relatively limited facilities.

The home palliative care service provides nutritional supplements, pain relief and supportive care. They also provide counselling and spiritual support for the cancer sufferers and their carers/family members.

Future plan

1. To identify and prioritise those patients most in need of the care service.

2. To expand our services in Home based palliative care to a wider area and other divisions in the nothern province.

3. We are planning to extend our cancer awareness & education programme to Vanni, Kilinochi, Mullaitivu, Mangulam areas with the help of some expat volunteers and their friends in the Nothern province. We hope to gradually expand this services to all areas. As a voluntary organisation we depend on your help and support.

How can you help us?

1. Would you like help us in our home care team or residential hospice? We are looking for nurses, counsellors, palliative care health professionals and any one else with an interest in Palliative care.

2. All donations go towards covering our costs of running the Residential and Mobile Unit, travelling to the patient's homes, medical supplies and to cover the travel costs of patients to the Cancer Hospital.

Dr P Thayalasekaran
07740248908

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