The NGS Macmillan Unit at Chesterfield Royal

Every year, 1,500 people in North Derbyshire are told that they have cancer. Thank you for helping to build the NGS Macmillan Unit at Chesterfield Royal

The NGS Macmillan Unit is an exciting new development that will mean that people with cancer in North Derbyshire will be able to receive vital treatment, care and support in one purpose-built centre providing joined up services closer to home.

The new centre has been designed to provide vital support for local people affected by cancer. Currently cancer care and treatment is provided in different locations across the hospital site, the chemotherapy unit is too small for the number of patients it sees and there is no information and support service.

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The new centre will enable the specialist teams to provide all out-patient chemotherapy and clinical haematology in one place. It will provide vital support for local people facing the toughest fight of their lives, including:

  • treatment and care and support in one location
  • 21 chemotherapy treatment chairs, two treatment beds and three treatment rooms with couches
  • specialist information and advice
  • counselling
  • complementary therapies, welfare benefits advice, practical support and dietary advice
  • access to self help and support groups
  • signposting to the voluntary and community sector for support

We hope that the new centre will be open in 2016, but there is a lot of work to do to make sure that this happens. However, we are really going to need the support and generosity of the people of North and North East Derbyshire to reach our goal. We are sure that this is going to be possible, but we can’t do it without you: whether that’s volunteering your time, or organising a fundraising event for us. Watch this space for further exciting news about the project and about how you can get involved. For more details contact Steve Loane, Macmillan Area Fundraising Manager for Derbyshire on 07801 307045 or email: sloane@macmillan.org.uk

We're raising funds for an NGS Macmillan Unit. There's a small chance we'll raise more than we need for this project, and if this happens then your gift will be used to provide much needed help and support to people affected by cancer in the North and North East Derbyshire area.

Latest news

For the latest news and updates from the NGS Macmillan Unit, visit our website Macmillan Builds.

Macmillan Cancer Support is proud to work in partnership with Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Trust to create the NGS Macmillan Unit.

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