Some patients are treated in hospitals a long distance from their home, some come from abroad. In these cases, visits from family members and friends prove very difficult. Visits are arranged via our Visiting Officer and local volunteers.
Parents or partners of patients are encouraged to stay with their child / partner during treatment. Problems they encounter can include accommodation. Our Visiting Officer is available to offer practical help and advice. Patients from abroad face the added problem of not understanding the English language. This can cause loneliness and boredom, making lengthy treatment seem even longer.