On Wednesday 8th September, Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, was one of over 200 Members of Parliament who came together to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s latest campaign. The charity used its well-loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning reception in Parliament to launch a new report “Cancer Nursing on the line.”
The report calls for a Cancer Nurse Fund to invest in training the next generation of cancer nurses, whose numbers need to double by 2030 to ensure that people living with cancer get the support they need.
At the event, Mr Baynes spoke with Macmillan professionals and heard about the concerns of people living with cancer and it enabled him to show support and solidarity with the specialist cancer nurses who do so much to help the growing population of those living with cancer, which is set to rise to 4 million by 2030.
Simon Baynes MP said:
“It is clear that specialist cancer nurses do an invaluable job in supporting people through their illness: from diagnosis, to treatment, and beyond.
“I was very pleased to support Macmillan Cancer Support and their World's Biggest Coffee Morning in the House of Commons. And I know from personal experience how much their care and support means to cancer sufferers as I lost both my parents and my father-in-law to cancer and Macmillan was of enormous help to my family in each case. So I personally cannot thank them enough for all their incredible work.
“The residents of Clwyd South and North Wales deserve to get the very best out of cancer services, which are part of the devolved Welsh NHS. By continuing to work with Macmillan Cancer Support on the crucial issues they champion, I will seek to ensure that local people get the support that they deserve through their illness. If you or a loved one has been impacted by cancer, I would welcome hearing their experiences of living with cancer, the impact a diagnosis has had and how I might be able to help. I can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.”