Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service

The service aims to work as part of the primary and secondary care teams to provide access to accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive and appropriate information and face-to-face support for anyone affected by cancer.

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service within United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, and in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, has three hospital-based information centres at Lincoln County Hospital outpatient department, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston main reception and Grantham and District Hospital outpatient department.

The service also provides monthly outreach sessions at John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough; Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding; Boots Skegness; and at the following libraries – Mablethorpe, Louth, Stamford, Sleaford.

The information centres provide a drop-in facility in a non-clinical environment and no appointment or referral is necessary. Visitors are welcome to call in whether they have a cancer diagnosis, are visiting on behalf of a friend or relative, or are worried about cancer. Health and social care professionals can also use the centre as a resource for themselves or for information and support for their patients.

When people visit the centres they can talk through issues and concerns with our staff and trained volunteers. The centres hold booklets, leaflets, DVDs and other sources of information on all issues related to cancer and throughout any stage of the cancer journey. Additional information and signposting advice is available on financial support, work and practical issues, emotional effects, relationships and communication, support groups, travel, or if you are caring for someone with cancer.

Contact

Lincoln: Monday to Thursday, 9am – 4pm, (01522) 573799

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Boston: Tuesday to Friday, 9am – 4pm, (01205) 446392

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Grantham: Tuesday to Thursday, 9am – 4pm, (01476) 464978

For disabled access information about this department, please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

Or email macmillan.infosupport@ulh.nhs.uk

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