Head and neck cancer patients enjoy meal with a difference in Leeds

28 Nov 2016.....Christmas meal at Leeds City College for some Leeds hospital patients who have completed treatments for head and neck cancer. L-R Luke Hepworth (Leeds City College), Pat Lee-Preston (patient) and Jennifer Carne (Macmiilan) Picture Scott Merrylees

28 Nov 2016.....Christmas meal at Leeds City College for some Leeds hospital patients who have completed treatments for head and neck cancer. L-R Luke Hepworth (Leeds City College), Pat Lee-Preston (patient) and Jennifer Carne (Macmiilan) Picture Scott Merrylees

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Patients who have completed treatments for head and neck cancer were invited to a Christmas meal with a difference.

Leeds City College and the Leeds Macmillan Head and Neck Local Support Team hosted the special event for patients, many of whom have difficulties in swallowing, eating or drinking and have a liquid, puree or soft diet.

Jennifer Carne from the support team said: “I think a lot of people feel self-conscious going out for a meal with all these added complications. The idea was to design a menu suitable for everyone.” Some 20 patients enjoyed the festive meal in the college’s Printworks campus restaurant.