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Macmillan Cancer Support & Information Service at University Hospitals of North Midlands (Royal Stoke)

Macmillan Cancer Support & Information Service at University Hospitals of North Midlands (Royal Stoke)

Information and support centres

Our service is provided across two hospital sites, Royal Stoke University Hospital (Stoke on Trent) and County Hospital (Stafford), where you will find an easily accessible centre close to the main entrance on each site. We are here to support anyone affected by cancer including family and friends. We can also support and advise those beyond the immediate family network such as teachers, employers, local charities etc. We have a wide range of high quality and up-to-date cancer information materials on display which may be available in other formats such as CDs, Braille, large print or in other languages so please do ask if any of these are more suitable. We believe that information helps you to make choices, it helps you to find the support you need and finally it can help you regain some control over what is happening to you or those close to you. We can also signpost and/or refer you to various services and charities, both local and national, depending upon your individual needs. We can apply for a one-off grant to help with the extra cost of having cancer as well as blue badges and adult social care assessments on your behalf. You may just want to come and talk through how you are feeling and we have both staff and volunteer members who have been affected by cancer or cared for someone with cancer who will listen to you. We also offer the H.O.P.E Self-Management Programme and Look Good Feel Better skin and beauty workshops (for patients only). We have a strong partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support since receiving both their support and funding to open our centre in Royal Stoke University Hospital in 2003 which is why we share the name Macmillan in our title. This of course is not to be confused with the local hospice who ‘promotes comprehensive care for those with progressive, advanced disease and a limited life expectancy in order that they may achieve the best quality of life’ and who is affectionately known as the ‘Dougie Mac’.

We offer:

  • Cancer information materials
  • Cancer information materials in other languages
  • Financial support
  • Hospital visiting
  • Information
  • Internet use available
  • Provision for learning difficulties
  • Provision for visually impaired
  • Support from Health Professionals
  • Telephone helpline
  • Look Good, Feel Better
  • Signposting to other services
  • Volunteering activities
  • Opening times:

    Monday to Friday 10.00 – 16.00. If, however, you are making a special journey to visit us, please ring beforehand to make sure the relevant Centre is open and that someone is here to meet you.

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