This leaflet explains the role of the Specialist Nurse (Supportive Care), Michele Pengelly. It will tell you what Michele can do for you and your family and how to contact her.
Michele is a very experienced cancer nurse who has worked in cancer care for over 30 years and has specialist qualifications in cancer care. She provides extra support for cancer patients and their families. She is based mostly on the wards and day units at Velindre hospital but can also see you in radiotherapy or the outpatients departments.
You can contact Michele directly on the numbers or email below or please ask one of the hospital staff to contact Michele on your behalf.
There are many ways that Michele can support you and your family whilst you are in hospital. For example:
For more information contact the Supportive care team on VCC.firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele normally works on the wards on the following days
There are times when Michele is not available. The Supportive care team or Velindre switchboard will be able to check if she is available. The Supportive care team can be contacted and will meet with you if Michele is out of the hospital. It is important that if you have anything you need to urgently discuss you should speak to one of your nursing or medical teams.
Michele is also responsible for looking after our children’s visiting room. This is a place where any patient who has a child or children visiting them can spend time together.
This room is a lovely child-friendly area away from the main wards. It is booked for one family at a time. It has an indoor and outdoor play area, television, video, a play station games console and tea and coffee making facilities. If you want to see the room one of your ward nurses will be glad to show it to you.
Michele Pengelly 029 2061 5888
Ask for pager 226 or answerphone on extension 6452
Supportive Care Team email: email@example.com