Newly diagnosed cancer patients in Wales are to benefit from a service that will see them get advice and support from experienced nurses.
The telephone service has been launched by cancer charity Tenovus, which was awarded a grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing after a successful trial.
The Tenovus Cancer Callback scheme offer patients a series of calls from an experienced nurse who will support them through their cancer treatment.
It also means patients have a direct line to a dedicated nurse who can support and advise them seven days a week.
The project will run for two years with three part-time nurses joining existing Tenovus staff.
Tina Donnelly, director of the Royal College of Nursing in Wales, said the scheme was a great example of the NHS and voluntary sector working together.
“Nurses have always been essential to new approaches to treating and supporting patients with cancer,” she added.