Close to you in a practical way

Wellbeing provisions

Our menu of wellbeing items is freely available to ANCHOR patients.

To make a request for an item listed on this page, please speak to a member of the Friends of ANCHOR wellbeing team, or one of our Friends of ANCHOR ward assistants (look out for the green polo shirts).

Patient packs are one of the newest additions to our wellbeing provisions, each one designed to meet patient's needs at different points in their treatment pathway. These are offered to patients directly, but if you would like to enquire about receiving one, please get in touch using the button below. 

Patients who require items sent to their home to help alleviate any side effects from treatment, can use our Postal Provisions service. To make a request, please email us with your name, address, the provision/s you require and a note of the ward you have attended, as well as the name of your Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). We aim to post all verified orders within 48 hours of the approved request.

Patient packs

Inpatient comfort packs filled with items to help make the stay in hospital as comfortable as possible
Clinic C packs filled with items that have been hand-selected by the women’s services team

Anti-sickness aids

Sea bands to help alleviate nausea
Gin Gins an all-natural ginger sweet to help alleviate feelings of nausea

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. Each pack contains specially formulated shampoo, conditioner, hairspray and a conditioning oil.
One free head covering per patient for 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

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