Cancer services

Cancer Services

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Cancer Wellbeing Service

Located in the Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre at Peterborough City Hospital, we provide a wellbeing, support and information service for anyone affected by cancer. Our specialist staff are available to offer advice and a listening ear. We provide a range of support services at the centre as well as an environment where people can meet others in a similar situation so no one feels isolated or alone.

Telephone: 01733 678570

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The new Macmillan Woodlands Centre opened in August 2016.
Working in partnership with Macmillan, Hinchingbrooke NHS Trust and local fundraisers to raise money to build a state-of-the-art cancer centre.

The Woodlands Centre has: 

  •  Increased our chemotherapy stations from 9 to15       
  • Added two single treatment rooms

  • Out patient clinics for oncology/haematology and palliative care patients

  • Additional clinic capacity
  • Dedicated complimentary therapies room

Patients can access daily chemotherapy and other supportive treatments: Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm. 

Contact us:

 Acute Oncology Service

  • Patients can access to expert advice regarding chemotherapy treatments and side effects

  • 24hours telephone line 07590804510

A clinical trials team works closely with the Oncology and Haematology doctors and patients will have access to any relevant trials available to them.

We are developing early discharge, via a risk stratification programme:

  • Patients with low risk cancers do not need to be followed up at the Woodlands centre

  • A team of highly skilled cancer community nurses (HCCN) offer supportive follow up and health and wellbeing classes to help support patients

Hunts Community Nurses

Work closely with the Woodlands Centre and the GPs in caring for people being diagnosed with cancer and going through their cancer journey.

The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative (NCSI) aim is to ensure that those living with and beyond cancer get the care and support they need to lead as healthy and active a life as possible, for as long as possible. 

The National Cancer Survivorship initiative vision document, published in January 2010 identified 5 key shifts necessary to transform cancer care:

  • Information and support from point of diagnosis

  • promoting recovery

  • Sustaining recovery

  • Managing consequences of treatment

  • Supporting people with active and advanced disease

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