New laptop for Cobalt thanks to Cheltenham tech business

Cobalt Meg receiving laptop[2]

Staff from the Cheltenham office of global technology company Iress have fundraised in order to buy a brand new laptop computer for Cobalt’s Teenage and Young Adults with Cancer (TYA) Specialist Nurse, Megan Wilsher. The new piece of kit enables the nurse to work more efficiently and assess young vulnerable patients at a time when they need her support the most. Megan’s role is funded by local charity Cobalt who help people affected by cancer, dementia and other conditions.

Megan said “Having the laptop gives me much more flexibility, which is in turn helping my patients. Obviously the laptop has been a massive help with allowing me to work from home when required during the recent lockdown months but it also allows me to do assessments with patients, which review their mental wellbeing as well as their cancer journey. With the laptop I am also able to offer added insight – signposting them to other supporting information and agencies that we collaborate with.  It’s just made my working life so much easier, and helped my colleagues, who need to be based in the hospital more than me. Thank you so much Iress for purchasing the laptop!”

Iress have been committed to supporting Cobalt through their charity partnership arrangement.

Jacqui Durbin, Head of Product at Iress said “We know how hard fundraising is at the moment, and Iress made a commitment to our charity partner, Cobalt that we would continue to fundraise despite the pandemic. As part of our fundraising and donations, we were particularly delighted to be able to help a local TYA Nurse and in turn the patients that she supports.’

Iress making the donation will help to ensure that teenage patients are supported throughout their cancer journey and help them move forward with their lives.