Cancer physio is recognised for voice in Welsh Assembly

An oncology physiotherapist has been recognised for her contribution to cancer rehabilitation beyond her professional role.


Oncology physiotherapist Helen Tyler

Helen Tyler is a Macmillan therapy services manager at Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. She is due to receive the Henry Garnett award from Macmillan Cancer Support at a ceremony in Wales on 27 January.

Ms Tyler, who is an ambassador for the charity at the cross-party Welsh Assembly group for cancer, told Frontline: ‘I have been recognised for my work in flagging up the need for all cancer patients in Wales to receive person-centred, supportive care.

‘I am calling for greater awareness of patients’ needs, to be able to live well after cancer treatment, whether that’s long-term survival or end-of-life care.’

She added that she was unaware of other physios in Wales who have been given this award, which is open to all Macmillan staff.

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