Partnering with GM Cancer in a new programme to help cancer patients using local leisure centres

GM Active are partnering with GM Cancer in a new programme to help cancer patients prepare for surgery and recover using local leisure centres

GM Active have partnered with GM Cancer to deliver a unique exercise, nutrition and wellbeing programme in community leisure centres to help thousands of cancer patients prepare for and recover from major surgery. This programme shows how innovative co-working between the leisure and healthcare sectors in Greater Manchester is creating better patient outcomes and NHS savings.

Around 16,000 people in Greater Manchester are diagnosed with cancer every year. People here have a greater chance of getting cancer than the national average and are typically less prepared and resilient, physically, and mentally, for cancer treatment than patients in other regions.

Prehab4Cancer is a co-designed transformation programme between GM Active and GM Cancer which supports more than 1,000 cancer patients every year living in Greater Manchester through freely accessible physical activity, nutritional support, and wellbeing interventions.

The aim is to help patients (and their loved ones) to cope with cancer treatment and feel better, physically, and mentally. Prehab4Cancer is designed to help people take an active role in their cancer care and live as well as possible with and beyond cancer.

Jack from Prehab4Cancer with 2x Prehab patients in the gym

Jack from Prehab4Cancer with 2x Prehab patients in the gym
Kirsty from Prehab4Cancer with patient in the gym
Prehab4cancer team on the launch of the new programme

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