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The Courtyard Cancer Information and Support Service at Sandwell Hospital

The Courtyard Cancer Information and Support Service at Sandwell Hospital

Information and support centres

*Due to Covid-19 please phone or email us to check our opening times and availability before visiting our Centre.* The Centre is run by a team of volunteers and supported by the Trust’s Macmillan Living with and Beyond Cancer Team. We aim to be open and accessible to all and strive to ensure that each and every person who calls has their needs identified and met. For patients and their carers/loved ones, we aim to deliver caring, confidential non-clinical support alongside clinical pathways, at a time when it is most needed. Our services include: • Meet and Greet Reception area with information and services on display for visitors to browse • Sign posting to local hospital and community cancer support and wellbeing services (including Support Groups and financial/benefits advice) • Access to free cancer patient information (both national and for local services) For patients undergoing treatment we offer: • Wig Fitting Services (via hospital referral only) • A Listening Ear - where patients / carers are able to chat about their concerns in a friendly, supportive and confidential environment (via drop-in, no appointment necessary) • Headways Service - Specialising in the use of headwear as an alternative to wigs, Headways provides advice and support to patients who may be experiencing hair loss or thinning as a result of treatment. Specialist headwear and accessories are also stocked and available to purchase (open to all, via appointment only).

We offer:

  • Cancer information materials
  • Cancer information materials in other languages
  • Information
  • Provision for deaf/hard of hearing
  • Provision for learning difficulties
  • Telephone helpline
  • Written resources in other languages
  • Benefits Advice
  • Opening times:

    Not applicable

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