The MySunrise app is being launched to support North Devon cancer patients and their families. Conveniently located on a smart phone or tablet, the app will provide complete and up to date information, from the moment of diagnosis all the way through the treatment pathway, 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.
The app also provides comprehensive information on symptom support and the services available through the Fern Cancer and Wellbeing centre, alongside a wealth of suggested further reading and useful resources. Also, with the current challenges of coronavirus, we are now able get up-to-date information directly to patients who may be waiting and worrying at home about their treatment.
Steven Johnson-Wood, Living With and Beyond Cancer Lead said: ‘Patients can often feel overwhelmed by the large amount of information provided following a diagnosis of cancer. The app will help to give patients more control and information about their treatment and where to turn when they need help. We hope that lots of patients will download it and let us know what they think’!
The MySunrise app was initially developed for patients in Cornwall. It has been completely reworked for Cancer Services at North Devon District Hospital and is also being launched in Exeter, Plymouth and Torbay with funding from the Peninsula Cancer Alliance. Patients having treatment at other Trusts will be signposted to the information for the appropriate Hospital within the app and will be able to switch between Trusts as required.
The app is now available to download from the iTunes and Google Play app stores. Please contact Holly Conway with any enquires, or for promotional material. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org