Macmillan support hub at the Beatson

More than 8,000 new patients are seen at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre every year, and this figure is increasing. The Beatson is regarded as one of the best places in the UK to receive cancer treatment. Now you can help us make sure it becomes one of the best places in the UK to receive cancer support.

Our new Macmillan support hub in the Beatson is now open and we would like to thank every single person that helped us to make this happen.

Macmillan Cancer Support invested £2.2m to extend and refurbish the front entrance to create a larger, brighter and more comfortable area that both acts as a support hub and provides a relaxing space for patients and families to spend time together.

The new front entrance support hub provides:

  • An expanded Macmillan Information and Support Centre where patients and carers can drop in for emotional support or to ask questions about cancer and its treatments in a more comfortable and private area.
  • Space for Macmillan Cancer Support’s specialist benefits advice team to speak to cancer patients and their families in private, and help people to claim the money they are entitled to. Macmillan evidence has found 80% of cancer patients in Scotland are, on average, £420 a month worse off after diagnosis.
  • A new, dedicated family area for children and teenagers to spend time with family members during visits to the Beatson.
  • A much larger and brighter cafe area, providing considerably more space for visitors and patients to eat together or chat in a relaxed environment.
  • An improved area for patients waiting for transport home.
  • A refurbished Sanctuary area which is a quiet and peaceful room for reflection.
  • An improved landscaped garden where people can relax and spend time in a quiet and peaceful environment.
  • A welcome from trained volunteers who can direct all visitors to any of the services on offer within the front entrance support hub area.

The Macmillan Beatson Support Hub campaign has now closed. If you would like to make a general donation to Macmillan, you can do so here.