Asbestos Action are delighted to announce the funding of two clinical nurse specialist (CNS) posts
Picture – Susan Smyth (CNS), Nancy Rattray (Board Member and retired clinical nurse now assisting the Maggies Centre, Dundee) and John Fearn (General Manager Asbestos Action)
Asbestos Action are delighted to announce the funding of two Mesothelioma UK clinical nurse specialist (CNS) posts in Scotland. Specialist mesothelioma nurse Susan Smyth is based in Dundee and her post will be funded for one year. Tracy Petrie is based in Aberdeen and her post will also be funded for one year.
Carolyn MacRae, Mesothelioma UK Team Leader for Scotland, said: “We’re so grateful to Asbestos Action for its generous offer to fund these two posts. Having specialist mesothelioma nurses is vital to improving the treatment and care of patients and their families.
“Tracy and Susan work in regions where the incidence of mesothelioma is high so their specialist knowledge and expertise is hugely important to both patients and the medical teams at their NHS trusts. Mesothelioma UK is delighted to collaborate with charities such as Asbestos Action to support patients in the region.
“Susan and Tracy will focus on caring for patients with mesothelioma at every part of their treatment journey, helping to make their journey as smooth as possible.”
Susan and Tracy will be part of the Scottish Mesothelioma Network, a collaboration between Mesothelioma UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS Scotland.