The new Macmillan Woodlands Centre

Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. Every year, more than 850 people in Huntingdon and the surrounding area are told that they have cancer and more than 5,600 are living with or beyond cancer. Help us to build the new Macmillan Woodlands Centre.

Many need ongoing treatment at Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust. Capacity for outpatient chemotherapy treatment at Hinchingbrooke’s hugely respected Macmillan Woodlands Centre is already overstretched.

Oncology transfusion patients now have to be treated in a different part of the hospital. And with the number of patients needing treatment at Woodlands set to double to 3,000 by 2016, urgent action is needed.

Together, Hinchingbrooke and Macmillan Cancer Support want to create a much bigger treatment centre that brings together all outpatient oncology services delivering a state-of-the-art future for patients and staff. But we can’t raise the necessary £1.2 million without you.

The new Macmillan Woodlands Centre will:

  • Enable all outpatient oncology services to be brought back together in one state-of-the-art building.
  • Increase the number of chemotherapy stations from 9 to 15, plus 2 single rooms for treatment.
  • Hugely increase capacity, giving people the choice of local treatment, and create an environment that is comfortable and spacious for patients, their family and friends.
  • Give the dedicated and talented staff desperately-needed space to work more efficiently.

We are raising funds for the Woodlands Macmillan Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. There is a small chance we will raise more than we need for this project. If this happens, your gift will be used to provide much needed help and support to people affected by cancer in the Cambridgeshire area.

Latest news

For the latest news and updates from The Woodlands Centre, visit our brand new website Macmillan Builds.

Coping with cancer

Carol Croft (53), was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2011. She had chemotherapy and reconstructive surgery at Hinchingbrooke. ‘The day I got my results, I had quite a long wait and I was hoping that they’d say everything’s fine. Unfortunately the news was not good. ’ Woodlands’ cramped facilities made privacy difficult: ‘I found walking out that day, when I had obviously been crying, a little intimidating as you have to walk through the waiting room to get to the exit.’

Macmillan Cancer Support is proud to work in partnership with Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust to create the Macmillan Woodlands Centre.

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