During the current Coronavirus outbreak we can still offer 1-1 support if you are attending the hospital and telephone appointments to speak with centre staff. Advice and referral for our Welfare and Benefits and Psychology service. Group and face to face services are temporarily suspended until restrictions are lifted.
If you have any questions on cancer and coronavirus contact the Macmillan Information and Support Centre Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NGS Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital
The Macmillan Information and Support Centre is based in the NGS Macmillan Unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and anyone affected by cancer can drop into the centre to meet the staff and volunteers who will help you find the information and support you need.
All our services are free and include:
*These services are currently on hold and operating online or via telephone
*Look Good Feel Better skin care and makeup workshops for women. To book ring 01246 516406 or call in the centre.
*Complementary therapies (Hypnotherapy, Reiki and Reflexology) by experienced therapists from the Cavendish Cancer Centre (funded by Weston Park Cancer Charity). To book, ring 01246 516406 or call in the centre.
*Wig Fitting service provided by Trendco. To book phone the Trendco office on 0115 947 5316 who will arrange an appointment in the Macmillan centre in Chesterfield. We are hoping to get services back in the Centre early 2021.
*Headstrong is a service which can advise on head ware, hats scarves and scalp care. To book, ring 01246 516406 or call in the centre. Currently suspended
Welfare and benefits service to provide help for anyone affected by a recent cancer diagnosis in financial need. To book, ring 01246 516406 or call in the centre. Currently a telephone referral service
*Moving Forward after breast cancer courses and MOVING ON after cancer treatment courses to help when treatment has finished. To book ring 01246 516406 or call in the centre. This service is available online
Psychology support service for people experiencing problems after diagnosis. Your health professional (nurse specialist or doctor) will refer you to this service if needed.
We have a service for parents or main carer diagnosed with advanced cancer to help them talk with and prepare their children for the future. To organise an appointment either in the centre (or on the ward) please ring to centre to organise.
You can call in the centre or phone to arrange an appointment with one of the Macmillan information staff to talk through your concerns and needs. We can explain what local and national support is available to help you and this may include counselling services, care provision, support groups, help with talking with children and support with a wide range of issues a cancer diagnosis may have had on you and your family.
The NGS Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre is open Monday to Friday 0830 -1630hrs
01246 516406 - If you phone out of our opening hours please leave a message and someone will return your call the next working day.
NGS Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre
NGS Macmillan Unit
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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We have set up an advice line for you and, where applicable, your carers who may have any questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19) that will launch this Monday 6th April.
The number to call is 01246 516183, will be manned from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4pm, and is available for you to ask specific questions, concerns and queries you might have about COVID-19 and how it may affect you or your treatment.
The phone will be answered by an experienced cancer nurse who can provide advice and support during this time. It also means that our main number will be free for our teams to answer general queries.
If you are unable to use the helpline or would prefer not to, there is an email address where you can submit your question which is email@example.com and you will receive a written response.