Save Wrexham's Metastatic Cancer Nurse

Urgent Support Needed for Metastatic Cancer Nurse at Wrexham Maelor

As many of you will know, the position of the Metastatic Cancer Nurse at the Wrexham Maelor is under threat of being cut due to underfunding by the Welsh Labour Government.

As a former nurse myself, I understand the critical role that specialist Metastatic Cancer Nurses play in supporting cancer patients and their families during incredibly challenging times. The dedicated nurse at Wrexham coordinates treatment and care, offers emotional and psychological support, and serves as a direct point of contact for any questions or concerns.

Impact of Potential Cuts

Given the existing delays in diagnosis and treatment that cancer patients in Wales face, it is utterly unacceptable for the Health Board to consider cutting Wrexham’s Metastatic Cancer Nurse due to financial constraints. The Welsh Government, responsible for funding the NHS in Wales, must ensure that the Health Board receives the necessary funds to maintain this vital position.

Latest Update on Funding

UPDATE 25/4/24: Officials from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) have updated that funding for the Metastatic Cancer Nurse in Wrexham has been extended to the end of March 2025. While this is a positive step, acknowledging the community's strong feelings, it provides only temporary relief. The critical nature of this role demands permanent funding to avoid future uncertainties.

Call to Action

The results of this petition will be presented to decision-makers at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Let’s demand better for cancer patients in Wrexham.

I'm calling on everyone to sign and share my petition. Add your voice in the fight for a permanently funded, full-time Metastatic Cancer Nurse to remain at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.