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Patient support

Patient support is about looking after a patient as a whole and not just treating their illness. Whether it is through the traditional patient support group or by providing complementary therapy massage to help with coping with a condition, we are here to help. We want all patients to feel that they have a ‘friend’ with them when they come to one of our hospitals. Our purple topped volunteers will greet you with a smile, help you find your way and visit you on the ward if you are admitted and alone and would like some company.


Complementary Therapy Massage

Complementary Therapy Massage Complementary therapy massage helps reduce stress and anxiety prior to and during treatment.

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We have over 600 active volunteers working across all three hospital sites in a variety of roles.

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Support Hub

Support and information for patients and carers affected by long term conditions.

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Royal Free Radio

Royal Free Radio, is a North London Hospital Radio Station which broadcasts to the patients of the Royal Free, Chase Farm and North Middlesex Hospitals.

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Live Music

The live music programme aims to provide music to patients both on the wards and throughout the hospital.

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Patient support groups

Patient support groups are set up by clinicians to enable patients to meet, share and get advice which help them to cope with their condition and support research.

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Helping Hands Fund

The Helping Hands Fund was set up in 2015 by Dr Lynne Riley for the benefit of the wonderful children who are treated for cancer at Barnet Hospital’s, Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit.

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Best Wishes service

Stay in touch with your friends and family by sending an e-card or sending a handmade card or booking in a Skype call. This service is free to everyone.

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