Support Near You
These meetings are held for patients who have had, or are about to have, major surgery for the removal of part (or all) of their oesophagus and stomach. Local specialist surgeons, nurses, dieticians and physiotherapists are always invited to attend to anwer your questions so that you can learn more about what has happened to you. The meeting will have a friendly format and you will be made very welcome, with former patients available as hosts for new patients and their family and friends. Those who have made contact with the OPA to inform us that they have had an oesophagectomy/gastrectomy will automatically be invited. Please note that it is inevitable that most patients attending these meetings have had, or are going to have surgery. All oesophageal/gastric cancer patients are most welcome but this emphasis is to be expected.
New Patient Support Group in Portsmouth - great for those in Portsmouth, nearby Southampton and elswhere in Hampshire.
New - Patient Support Group in Nottingham - first meeting to take place on Thursday 16th January 2014
For MANCHESTER Meetings please see Manchester site listed below (Meetings covered are in Wythenshawe Hospital, Stepping Hill Hospital, Wigan Hospital Group and Salford Royal (Hope) Hospital) Call John Shuttleworth on 0161 427 2346 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take a look to find out where your nearest meeting are held. Check also with your Upper GI Nurse Specialist who often hold their own support meeting at their own hospitals, or contact the Co-Ordinator.
Blue: OPA Lead Groups. Red: Non OPA Lead Groups. Green: Achalasia Group.