RJAH teams mark Sarcoma Awareness Month

Release Date: 21/07/2021

RJAH teams mark Sarcoma Awareness Month

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month – and the Oswald Ward and Montgomery Unit teams at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) are marking the event by sharing information and insight on this lesser-known type of cancer.

About 15 people are diagnosed with sarcoma every day in the UK. That’s about 5,300 people a year. Yet 3 out of 4 people don't know what sarcoma is.

In a bid to raise greater awareness, the teams on Oswald and Montgomery have planned an array of ways to educate patients and colleagues, including:

  • A short quiz for Trust staff, with a small prize for the winner.
  • A special afternoon tea cake box will be provided by the Catering Team, organised by Oswald and Montgomery, with information on sarcoma within the box, today (Wednesday 21 July).
  • The teams have also updated their information boards in their areas.
  • Today (Wednesday 21 July) , the team will also be marking the Bone Cancer Research Trust’s Orange Wednesday by donning some orange to encourage education and awareness.
  • Awareness packs are also available on Oswald and Montgomery for anyone looking to find out more.

For more information on Sarcoma, please visit Sarcoma UK’s website here.

Photo caption: From left, Sarah Kaye, Oswald Ward Manager; and Lynda Williams, Oswald Ward Clerk and Healthcare Assistant.

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