Support/counselling

Discovering that you have cancer or that your cancer has returned can be traumatic. We provide a Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist who offers counseling, support and assistance when a patient is referred to community palliative teams or hospices, as well as a Clinical Psychologist who is able to provide counselling on a more formal basis.
For additional information about our Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, please see below:
The aim of palliative care is to achieve the best possible quality of life for a person with a terminal illness. It also provides a support system for family and carers. The service acts as a direct link for the continuing care of our patients in the community by liaising with local palliative care services.
At London Bridge Hospital, the Palliative Care Service is provided by Anthonia Okorom. (here we will link to her bio) The service provides counselling, support and help with the transfer of patients to community palliative teams or hospices with the support of a Consultant in Palliative Medicine.

Discovering that you have cancer or that your cancer has returned can be traumatic. We provide a Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist who offers counseling, support and assistance when a patient is referred to community palliative teams or hospices, as well as a Clinical Psychologist who is able to provide counselling on a more formal basis.

The aim of palliative care is to achieve the best possible quality of life for a person with a terminal illness. It also provides a support system for family and carers. The service acts as a direct link for the continuing care of our patients in the community by liaising with local palliative care services.

At London Bridge Hospital we provide counselling, support and help with the transfer of patients to community palliative teams or hospices with the support of a Consultant in Palliative Medicine.

In conjunction with ex-patients, our Breast Care Clinical Nurse Specialists also run a monthly support group, Pink Buddies, to provide support for patients dealing with breast cancer for further details please click here.

Annie

Annie James Woolacott - Symptom Control Nurse specialist

Annie qualified in nursing at Nottingham University in 2001, with a strong interest in oncology, in which she has her degree. She worked at the new oncology department at the Lincoln County Hospital for two years, looking after patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, symptom control or those who needed palliative care.

Following this, Annie gained further oncology experience by working in the Trust’s Chemotherapy Clinic at the Pilgrim Hospital, Boston (Lincs) for 18 months before returning to London, where she was awarded a place on a specialised palliative care/haematology/oncology rotation at The Royal Free Hospital. On completion of this, Annie joined the Marie Curie hospice in Hampstead where she worked for three and a half years as Team Leader, Bed Manager and finally, Ward Sister. During this time, she spent a six month sabbatical working on a haematology ward in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Annie then joined St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney as Ward Sister for two years, until she joined St Luke’s Hospice in Harrow where she managed the Day Therapy Centre and Outpatients Department, before joining HCA at London Bridge Hospital as the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Symptom Control.