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Trust supports new breast cancer charity

hug in a bag


Trust Chairman, Professor Paul Keane OBE has given his support to the launch of a new breast cancer charity across the county - Hug in a Bag.

Hug in a Bag - set up by Eileen Richardson, Judith Wright and Sue McCoy - has delivered bags packed with useful information and luxury treats to more than 2,000 North East women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Prof Keane said: "I'm absolutely delighted to be at the launch. I first bumped into the Hug in a Bag ladies in a car park - and it was a wonderful chance meeting, because what their charity does is wonderful and very much needed.

"I particularly like it because our hospital and community medical and nursing teams deal with the clinical side of breast cancer, but this kind of psychological support gives great encouragement and comfort."

For more information about Hug in a Bag visit

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham