Close to you in a practical way

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

To make a request for an item listed on this page, please speak to our wellbeing team using the contact details below, or one of our Friends of ANCHOR ward assistants within the ANCHOR Unit (look out for the green polo shirts). We can post your provisions to you too - simply email us with your name, address, the items you would like and the name of your Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).

Patient packs

Inpatient care packs filled with items to help make the stay in hospital as comfortable as possible, including

  • luxury eye mask
  • relaxing sleep spray
  • calming herbal teas
  • convenient handheld fan
  • the welcome distraction of an activity book

Clinic C care packs filled with items that have been hand-selected by the women’s services team to encourage you to take good care of yourselves post-breast surgery. The pack includes;

  • soothing lip balm
  • natural deodorant
  • hydrating face and foot masks
  • mindful colouring book and pencils

Chemo care packs filled with items to help ease the side effects of treamtment. Includes;

  • personal tissue pack
  • gentle moisturiser
  • anti-sickness aids
  • comfortable buff
  • digital thermometer
  • mindful colouring book and pencils

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

Medical aids

Digital thermometers for keeping a close eye on temperature
Picc line covers to keep vital treatment lines secure, dry and feeling comfortable
Moisturising Udderly Smooth cream (Not available for postage, but available from within ARI. Just ask a member of staff for more info)
Drain bags designed to be worn over the shoulder for practicality, comfort and confidence, helping keep your post-surgical drain secure
Stoma bag covers gifted to patients post-surgery, to enhance comfort and confidence.

Home comforts

Inpatient comfort packs carefully selected to bring a feeling of comfort and a tangible sense of home. Choose three items from our luxury eye mask, relaxing sleep spray, calming herbal teas, cosy gloves, and gentle hair combs and brushes
Sleep aids including calming pillow spray and soft eye masks, so you can get some quality rest
Personal tissue packs to keep runny noses in check and deliver convenience
Mindfulness and puzzle booklets with quizzes and colouring pages to help pass the time
Wall art quizzes available in Wards 112 and 114, to brighten your day and test your local knowledge, whether you take part from the comfort of your bed, or stretch your legs with a gentle walk around the ward
Access to iPads for video calls, and free WiFi to stay connected (for patients in Wards 112 and 114)

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

What your support means

to the ANCHOR Unit