Macmillan Cancer Support Centre

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Macmillan Cancer Support Centre

Macmillan cancer support right there with you

Drop in to the Macmillan Cancer Support CentreMacmillan Information Pod

The Macmillan Information Pod is located on Level D at Pinderfields Hospital. Our team can offer advice, information and support to anyone affected by cancer.

We are open Monday to Friday from 8am-4pm.

You can call the team on 01924 546072. You can also email the team at the Macmillan Information Pod

Additionally, The Rosewood Centre at Dewsbury is now open Monday to Friday from 8am-4pm. The address and contact details are show below.

The Rosewood Centre
Dewsbury and District Hospital
Halifax Road
Dewsbury
WF13 4HS

Telephone: 01924 512204
Email: midyorks.macmillan.infocentre@nhs.net

The Macmillan website also has a huge amount of information about specific cancers, their treatment, advice about coping with cancer and details of other services they offer.

Cancer advice, information and support

View the sections below to find out more about the different areas of cancer advice, information and support.

Cancer treatment

For more information about cancer treatments please visit the cancer treatments section of our website.

Benefits available

Need benefits advice? We're here There are lots of benefits that can help after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. The benefits you are entitled to depend on many factors, such as your age, income and where you live.

We advise you to contact staff in the Macmillan Information Pod who can help you with this.

You can send them an email or view the top of this page for additional contact details.

If you would like to complete your own benefits assessment you can use one of the following links:

Cancer nursing teams

Contact details for the cancer nursing teams
Team Contact number
Acute oncology 01924 541144 / 07826905122
Breast 01924 542223
Chemotherapy Day Unit (Pinderfields) 01924 541142
Chemotherapy Day Unit (Pontefract) 01924 747134
Chemotherapy Day Unit (Dewsbury) 01924 512244
Gynaecology 01924 543091
Haematology inpatient ward 01924 542248
Haematology 01924 543798
Head and neck 01924 542556 / 542250
Lower GI 01924 542277
Lung 01924 543977 / 543818
Skin 01924 212237 / 212236
Upper GI 01924 543408
Urology 01924 542279

 

Cancer support groups

Breast

MY Breast Cancer Support
Second Thursday of every month, 10am-12pm
Pinderfields Trust HQ
Tel: Sara 07842 140381 or Alison 07939 702262

Pontefract Breast Group
First Thursday of every month, 10am-12pm
Conservative Club, Market Place, Pontefract
Tel: Rachel 07891 908641

Breast of Friends
2nd Thursday of every month, 7.30pm-9pm
Pinderfields Trust HQ
Tel: 07976 412562 or 07866 382631

Lung 

Monthly, 11am-1pm
The Rosewood Centre
Tel: 01924 543818 

23rd Feb 
23rd March
20th April 
18th May
15th June 
13th July
10th August 
7th Sept
5th Oct 
2nd Nov
14th December

Upper GI

Panpals Leeds (pancreatic)
panpalsyorks@yahoo.co.uk

Colorectal and urology

Bowel and Urology Group
Third Thursday bi-monthly, 7pm
Lock Lane Community Centre, Castleford
Tel: John 07974 657146

Bowel and Urology Group
Third Thursday bi-monthly, 2.30pm
Brooke House, 221 Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield
Tel: John 07974 657146

Myeloma

The Leeds Myeloma Support
Last Friday of the month, 1.30pm
Please phone for venue: 0113 2520097

Palliative Care

Wakefield Hospice Day Therapy
Drop in: Tuesday 9.15am-3.30pm, Wednesday 1pm-7pm
Tel: 01924 331400

The Rosewood Centre
Dewsbury Hospital
Tel: 01924 512039

The Prince of Wales Hospice Day Therapy
Various locations
Tel: 01977 708868

Kirkwood Hospice Family Care Team
Tel: 01484 557908

Carers support

Get the support you need If you're a carer for someone with cancer and you need support then there are local groups that can help. 

In Wakefield you can contact Carers Wakefield or visit their Facebook page.

In Kirklees you can contact Carers Count or visit their Facebook page.

Emotional support

We're here for you Need to speak to someone?

Email us with your number and we will call you back.

The following organisations can also provide you with emotional support:

Referral to psychology

Visit the cancer and palliative care psychology service page for more information.

The service is available to any adult who: 

  • Resides within the Mid Yorkshire Trust's geographical region.
  • Has a diagnosis of cancer or a palliative condition.
  • Is under the care of a medical consultant or specialist palliative care team within one of the Mid Yorkshire hospitals.

Any healthcare professional within the Trust can make a referral. If you feel you need to access the service please discuss this with your doctor, nurse or other professional involved in your care.

Exercise

It's important for everyone to eat healthy and stay active, whether you have a cancer diagnosis or not, and it can often help prevent the onset of cancer and other illnesses.

You may be referred to the Kirklees Wellness service. 

Wakefield Council also provides lots of opportunities for you to get more involved in sport and exercise. 

General support

There are lots of other organisations which can provide support for anyone living with cancer.

Age UK

  • Services available locally

Citizens Advice

  • Benefits
  • Debt
  • Family
  • Housing
  • Law and courts
  • Health

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

  • Benefits
  • State pension
  • Pension services

Relate

  • Marriage/relationships
  • Sex life
  • Family life
  • Separation/divorce
  • Children and young people

Practical support

We have provided links to the places where you can go to get local, practical support when living with cancer.

Additional services (district nurse/dietitian/occupational therapist)

Support with travel

Blue badge application

If you would like some support from our team to apply for a blue badge please email us

You can also apply yourself by visiting the Gov.UK website.

Travel insurance

We can provide advice. Just email us

You can also find useful information on the Macmillan website.

Travelling to our hospitals

For more information about travelling to our hospitals please visit the patients and visitors section of our website.

Making a donation

If you would like to make a donation to help support cancer patients you can donate to our Trust charity.

For more information visit the MY Hospitals Charity website.

You can also donate directly to the national Macmillan team.