The group is not currently meeting face to face due to Covid 19 but we are holding Zoom meetings organised by the various Sussex branches. To join a real time meeting you need to be a member of PCaSO. Some recordings are available from the main PCaSO website:
meeting dates for 2021
14 January at 2.30pm via ZOOM hosted by the Eastbourne PCaSO Group.
Sadler, Cancer Activity Project Co-ordinator at Albion in the Community, the charitable arm of Brighton & Hove Football Club, will be speaking
about “Brighter Outlook – keeping active through and beyond prostate cancer”. The programme is for cancer patients before
(prehabilitation) and after treatments including radiotherapy.
Our meetings are open to anyone who has an interest in prostate cancer. This includes men with prostate cancer, their partners, family members, carers and friends. We meet five times in the year, usually on a Thursday, at 7.00 pm in the Education Centre, Eastbourne District General Hospital. See below for dates of our forthcoming meetings. These alternate with the Bexhill support group dates where possible.
The Education Centre is on the first floor of the hospital and can be easily accessed by stairs near the 53.3 degree North coffee shop to the right of the main entrance. You will see PCaSO signs to direct you to the venue. You can use the lift to access this floor as well. Please contact us if you need further information about using the lift. Meetings are normally concluded by 8.30 – 8.45 pm.
The meetings usually comprise a talk from a guest speaker with time for questions either during the presentation or afterwards. We then have refreshments and a raffle which allows time for more informal discussion with other members and the guest speaker. Speakers are normally health care professionals or people connected with prostate cancer in their work role. Occasionally, we have an open forum meeting but it is up to you how little or much you want to say about your experience of prostate cancer. The emphasis and purpose of the meetings is to share information and learn more about living with and beyond prostate cancer including the consequences of and side effects of treatment, for example, improving bone health, coping with weight gain.
If you drive to the meetings, you are entitled to free car parking tokens at Eastbourne DGH as you are attending a cancer support group. Please collect your token from the Car Parking office near the car park entry barriers. You will need to do this on arrival as the office closes at 8.30 pm.
John Proctor runs PCaSO meetings in Bexhill. He can be contacted for further details on tel. 01424 532866.