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…

  • 21 treatment chairs, two treatment beds and three treatment rooms compared to the eight chairs currently available in Cavendish Suite;
  • Services including Haematology, Oncology, Acute Oncology Service, Chemotherapy, selected Medical Day Case activity, Palliative Care, Respiratory Clinics;
  • A calm and relaxing space providing the best environment for our staff to deliver top quality care to our patients;
  • Incredible views of the Derbyshire countryside to help make treatments more bearable for our patients;
  • Space for relatives and loved ones to accompany patients receiving chemotherapy and other cancer treatments;
  • A Macmillan Information and Support Centre to help patients through their treatment and with other aspects of their life such as a welfare rights service and signposting to local support groups;
  • Dedicated parking and drop off zone to reduce the distance our patients must walk to receive treatment;
  • Close proximity to Pathology and Pharmacy to reduce time taken for tests, results and treatments.

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