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We opened the doors to patients in June 2017 to our new NGS Macmillan Unit, providing them with a state of the art, custom designed building within which they can receive treatment from a number of our cancer outpatient services. People are living longer and demand for cancer services is outstripping capacity and with one in two people born after 1960 expected to receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, something had to be done. With thanks to Macmillan Cancer Support and an incredibly generous £1.5million donation from the National Garden Scheme (NGS), this new facility provides…
This centre represents a huge development for our Trust that will be central to the future provision of local cancer services, in partnership with Macmillan and our NHS healthcare partners.
NGS Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Weston Park Hospital have developed a patient information film that provides a generic chemotherapy talk for oncology patients, which they have kindly given us permission to share. Patient attending for IV Chemotherapy are being asked to view this before attending for treatment so their one to one talk focuses on the regimen specific details and side effects. The link also gives information regarding radiotherapy and flushing of certain IV devices. Please note the information references Weston Park facilities, which will not be valid for Chesterfield patients.
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