App to support cancer patients launches in South West
The MySunrise app was launched on 28 September to support cancer patients in the South West with all the information they need conveniently located on their smart phone. The app has been developed to support cancer patients and their families from the moment of their diagnosis all the way through their treatment pathway and is expected to support thousands of people in Devon and Cornwall.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, cancer patients across the country were left feeling isolated and vulnerable. ‘We initially created the app to support patients with the right advice and support at the right time whilst undergoing their cancer treatment,’ explained John McGrane, Consultant Oncologist at Royal Cornwall Hospital. ‘With the challenges of coronavirus we are now able to get up-to-date information directly to patients waiting and worrying at home about their treatment, at a very difficult time for them.’
The app is free to download and provides a complete up-to-date information and reference tool for cancer patients and their families, which guides and supports them through their cancer journey. It is complete with a whole range of videos, relevant links, cancer resources and contact information all specific to their own NHS hospital cancer centre. It can help patients find everything they need to know from which bus to catch to the hospital right through to support groups in their local areas and what to expect when coming in for treatment.