Macmillan 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
Telephone: 01924 512204
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.
Please find the team members of the Macmillan Cancer Support Centre below.
Kimberley Priestley - Macmillan Information and Support Service Manager
Joanna Henwood - Macmillan Welfare Rights Advisor
Laura Adamson - Macmillan Information Centre Co-ordinator
Amanda McMahon - Macmillan Information Centre Co-ordinator
Craig Plumb - Macmillan Information Centre Co-ordinator
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:
|01422 222 999
|Chemotherapy Day Unit (Pinderfields)
|Chemotherapy Day Unit (Pontefract)
|Chemotherapy Day Unit (Dewsbury)
|Haematology Senior Charge Nurse
|Head and neck
|01924 542556 / 542250
|01924 543977 / 543818
|01924 212237 / 212236
MY Breast Cancer Support
Second Thursday of every month, 10am-12pm
The Cluntergate Centre, Horbury
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
Second Thursday of every month, 7.30pm-9pm
Pinderfields Trust HQ
Tel: 07976 412562 or 07866 382631
Panpals Leeds (pancreatic)
Colorectal and urology
Bowel and Urology Group
Third Thursday of every month, 2pm
Brook House Club, 221 Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield, WF1 5NU
Tel: John 07974 657146
The Leeds Myeloma Support
Last Friday of the month, 1.30pm
Please phone for venue: 0113 2520097
Wakefield Hospice Day Therapy
Drop in: Tuesday 9.15am-3.30pm, Wednesday 1pm-7pm
Tel: 01924 331400
The Rosewood Centre
Dewsbury and District Hospital
Tel: 01924 512039
The Prince of Wales Hospice Day Therapy
Tel: 01977 708868
Kirkwood Hospice Family Care Team
Tel: 01484 557908
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:
- Wellwoman Wakefield
- Turning Point
- Kirkless IAPT Service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)
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.
In an emergency
If you need urgent help and support, you can phone the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit their website.
- Wakefield Hospice
- Prince of Wales Hospice Pontefract
- Kirkwood Hospice (Kirklees)
- Barnsley Hospice
- Martin House Hospice (children)
- Forget-me-Not (children)
- Wakefield and District Bereavement Support Service
- STAR (Wakefield)
- What to do when someone dies
- Grieving symptoms
Children's Palliative Care
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.
There are lots of other organisations which can provide support for anyone living with cancer.
- Services available locally
- Law and courts
- State pension
- Pension services
- Sex life
- Family life
- Children and young people
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)
Join the Mid Yorkshire Macmillan Service to give people with cancer a place to come for support.
Are you empathetic with good listening skills? Then we would love you to join our team as an Information and Support Centre Volunteer or Ward Befriender at Pinderfields Hospital.
The roles include meeting and greeting patients and visitors, providing a listening ear, information booklets and general admin duties such as stock checks. By sharing your skills and time, you’ll use and develop your communication and customer service skills and meet new people as part of a friendly team that makes a difference. Together, we can be right there for people with cancer. If you would like to be part of our volunteer team, apply to volunteer today!
The Macmillan Centre is based on Level D in Pinderfields Hospital and you can call on 01924 546072 for an informal chat about the roles. Following this, you will be invited to visit the centre and meet with a staff member before progressing your application through the Voluntary Services team.
Transgender and non-binary people and cancer
Macmillan Cancer Support have put together some information for transgender (trans) and non-binary people who may have questions about cancer risk, symptoms, screening and treatment, as well as what to expect from your healthcare team.
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.
We can provide advice - please 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.
Below are a few resources and leaflets, produced by the Trust, for patients who may wish to find out more about our services.