Bowel disease day to be marked at Peterborough City Hospital

Peterborough City Hospital, Bretton
Peterborough City Hospital, Bretton
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease experts will be at Peterborough City Hospital next week to speak to suffers.

Members of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) team at Peterborough City Hospital in Bretton will mark World IBD Day on Tuesday 19 May by staging an exhibition in the hospital’s main atrium.

We are pleased to have the support of some of our patient panel members to help on the day as they are best placed to share their experiences of managing the condition.

Gill Anderson

Our specialist nurses and their support team will also be joined by members of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patient Panel to raise awareness of the conditions Crohn’s Disease and Colitis, which affect more than half a million people in the UK today.

The team will be able to answer questions on the IBD service at the hospital and will have literature available to help sufferers better understand and manage their condition.

Gill Anderson, IBD Specialist Nurse, said: “We could not let World IBD Day go unmarked as it is clear from our clinic activity over the past few years that the number of people suffering from diseases such as Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis is increasing. We are pleased to have the support of some of our patient panel members to help on the day as they are best placed to share their experiences of managing the condition.”

In addition, the team will be selling cakes and raising money for the national charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK on the day.

The Trust will be staging its second Help, Advice and Awareness event for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease on Saturday 21 November. This event is free to attend and will give attendees the chance to talk directly with specialists – including dieticians, consultants and nurses.