Published on: 2 February 2021



East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has launched a new smartphone app that will provide essential support and information to people living with cancer and their families.

Developed by the cancer services team, the app is available for the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen on both apple and android devices. It covers a broad range of information from benefits and welfare advice through to support groups and services to promote wellbeing. And, when events can start again, it will be used to advertise fundraising events, support events and other such activities.

The app can also be used to ask any questions about living with cancer via the ‘Cancer Information and Support’ section. All queries will be responded to by one of the local specialists in the team.

Erin Bolton, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service Manager said:

“We are delighted to launch this new online facility for our patients. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many cancer patients very vulnerable and often feeling isolated. This app is another way that they can interact with the service and seek any information or reassurance that they need.”

You can download the app by searching for the 'HealthZone UK' app and then for 'ELHT Cancer Team App'. 


Cancer app homescreen