A HIGH-technology cancer information service will be launched soon by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust.
Information will be available simply by touching a computer screen.
This will make it easier for patients and carers to access information about cancer and local services.
The scheme has been developed through joint cancer services and is undergoing trials in The Macmillan Unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax.
Following this, the touch screen packages will also be available throughout cancer services at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and local hospices later in the summer.
The system operates by simply touching the screen to select from a list of options. Once the screen is touched, information appears on the selected subject.
The touch screen package includes information on:
* Types of cancer
* Living with cancer and its knock-on effects including diet, hair loss, complementary therapies, adjusting to life and caring for someone with cancer
* Local cancer teams and staff roles introducing people to health professionals they may come into contact with
* Support and advice.
The service also provides links to cancer websites and gives useful glossaries to help with difficult medical terms.
The trust's cancer support services co-ordinator, Karen Poulter, said: "We are delighted to be able to offer such an innovative package.
"It is so important that people are well informed about their illness and the support that is available to them," she added.