At a hospital in Cumbria, a center that will offer support and guidance to those with cancer has opened.
A support pod at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle has been purchased for £35,000 by Macmillan Cancer Support.
According to the charity, it had been looking for volunteers to "lend a listening ear and provide crucial information.".
The community of north Cumbria will be served by it, which is situated on Newtown Road just outside the hospital's main entrance.
Additionally, a "quiet room" has been built inside the hospital to serve as a space for patient consultation.
It was a "fantastic addition" to the hospital's cancer services, according to Kiyla Murray, the lead cancer nurse at the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Trust.
For patients, caregivers, and family members, she claimed that it "will provide a friendly environment.".
The services at the center will be provided gratis, according to Tina Thompson of Macmillan.
She said: "A team of skilled volunteers will be available to answer any questions as the service develops. ".
A diagnosis would be followed by practical, physical, financial, and emotional support, she added, thanks to the center.
It will be accessible every day between 9:00 and 17:00 BST from Monday through Friday.