Practical support

Our range of wellbeing provisions and packs is freely available to any ANCHOR patient. 

Patient packs

Our various packs include carefully selected provisions to bring additional comfort and practical support at different points in your treatment. 

A picture of a chemotherapy care pack

Chemo care pack

Provisions to help you manage the possible side effects of treatment, with intensive moisturiser to help ease dryness, a digital thermometer, natural ginger sweets and wrist bands to help combat nausea, a buff for multipurpose use and an activity book to provide a welcome break.
A picture of an inpatient care pack

Inpatient care pack

To help bring comfort and practical support during your stay in the ward, with a personal fan, eye mask, sleep spray and ear plugs, herbal tea and an activity book.
A picture of an inpatient care pack

Post-surgical breast care pack

With items hand-selected by the women’s services team to encourage you to take good care of yourself post-breast surgery. With a soothing lip balm, natural deodorant, hydrating face and foot masks and a mindful colouring book and pencils.

A picture of an inpatient care pack

Radiotherapy care pack

As you finish radiotherapy treatment, our hope is these items will encourage you to relax and take good care of yourself. With a notebook, pen and journaling prompts, a relaxing calm balm, microwavable heat pack and activity book.

Wellbeing provisions

Anti Sickness Aids

To help alleviate feelings of nausea we offer
  • Gin Gins (an all-natural ginger sweet)  
  • sea bands

Hair and Scalp Care

  • Soothing conditioner to nourish a dry scalp
  • Wig Care Packs to keep your wig or hair piece looking and feeling its best.
  • One free head covering gifted to those facing hair loss

Paxman scalp care packs

Available if you have opted for scalp cooling to help retain your hair during chemotherapy.

The pack contains:

  • A blanket
  • Tangle Teezer/comb
  • Soft fabric headband
  • Conditioner
  • Handy tote bag to carry your care pack to and from treatment

Medical aids

Digital thermometers for keeping a close eye on temperature Moisturising Udderly Smooth cream available within the ANCHOR Unit only
Picc line and stoma bag covers to keep vital treatment lines secure, dry and feeling comfortable
Post-surgery breast pillow and drain bags that provide multi-functional support and comfort

Home comforts (available within the inpatient wards)

Games consoles are available as a welcomed distraction to help pass the time
Wall art quizzes to test your local knowledge of key attractions and stunning landscapes
Access to iPads for video calls, and free WiFi to stay connected

There are portable DVD players and a vast selection of DVDs available for your viewing pleasure during your stay.

The full list of films and box sets available is shown below.

2 Fast 2 Furious
A Prophet
After Earth
Avengers Endgame
Battle: Los Angeles
Black Hawk Down 
Blade 2
Body of Lies
Brokeback Mountain
Charlie's Angels
Collateral Damage
Conan the  Barbarian
Demolition Man
Den of Thieves
Easy Money
End of Days
Exit Wounds
Fight Club
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York - Disc 1
Gangs of New York - Disc 2
Godzilla King of the Monsters
Harry Brown
Inception  2
Kelly's Heros
Knight and Day
Man on Fire
Matrix Reloaded
Michael Caine Collection
Minority Report
Once Upon A Time In The West
Patriots Day
Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Mans Chest
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Saints & Soldiers
San Andreas
Shark in Venice
Street Kings
The 51st State
The Dark Knight 2
The Fast and Furious 5
The Fast and The Furious
The Fast and The Furious - Tokyo Drift
The Fugitive
The Guardian
The Kingdom
The Last Samurai
The Last Witness
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Meg
The Mummy
The Sum of All Fears
The Talking of Pelham 123
The Untouchables
Thin Red Line
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life
Way of the Gun
X-Men 1.5
X-Men 2
X-Men Days of Future Past
Patient area DVD's