East Manchester Leisure Centre hosted a Prehab4Cancer launch event on Thursday 25th April, which saw GLL work in partnership with MCRactive, GM Active and GM Cancer to welcome and bring together 100+ industry professionals from across the north region with the common goal better supporting the needs of cancer patients.

About the project: 

Prehab4Cancer is a transformation project which will facilitate up to 2000 people, living in Greater Manchester and East Cheshire, who are newly diagnosed with cancer, to engage in exercise, nutritional screening and have improved emotional well-being. The importance of preparation ‘Prehabilitation’ and active recovery pathways in cancer are being increasingly recognised by cancer patients and healthcare providers around the world.

Patients will be supported before and after cancer treatments (including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy) and where applicable during treatment to have increased physical activity and fitness. Research suggests patients who undergo prehab should have improved clinical outcomes, including improved survival rates, greater tolerance to radical treatments and reduced post-operative complications. This should lead to reduced time spent in hospital or need for readmission to hospital.

 

The Team at East Manchester Leisure Centre.