HCCN is a home based nursing service out of Hinchingbrooke Hospital, that supplements the work of the hospital and makes life easier for patients. We carry out interventions that allow patients to stay in their own home or stay working. We keep patients symptom free, avoiding unplanned hospital admissions and if in hospital we look to get patients out quickly. We support the whole family with the aim of helping patients take back control of their lives.
There is also a charity side to the organisation which works in partnership with the nurses, funding the gap that the NHS cannot fill. The charity provides extra nurse training and equipment, innovative exercise equipment and technology and evidence based supportive activities such as health and wellbeing services, rehabilitation classes and nutritional advice.
The service can be accessed by anyone over the age of 18 affected by any cancer, either directly or indirectly. Today, the service works across 23 GP surgeries & Karen leads a team of 8 nurses, assisted by Amanda Burridge who keeps things running smoothly in the office!