CANCER patients at hospitals across Morecambe Bay will continue to benefit from complementary therapies such as aromatherapy thanks to a timely donation.

The Rosemere Cancer Foundation has given £26,011.50 to help provide therapy to people going through cancer treatment at Kendal's Westmorland General Hospital, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, and Furness General Hospital in Barrow.

The boost from the Rosemere charity represents half the total cost of patients having therapies three days a week at Barrow, two days at Lancaster and one day at Kendal until the end of March 2019. The remaining half is being paid for by the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

Pauline Robinson, the trust's leader cancer nurse, applied for the grant and said: "As cancer is now considered a long-term condition with the focus on self-management, patients welcome the opportunity to avail themselves of such therapeutic services to aid their recovery. The feedback received by staff from patients who use the service is extremely positive."