Everyday in the catchment area* for Peterborough City Hospital 49 people are diagnosed with cancer and there are nearly 95,000 people living with cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support and the Cancer Wellbeing Service are working together to provide services in the Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre and elsewhere in the hospital to improve the experience of people affected by cancer in Peterborough and the surrounding area.
In 2015 Macmillan Cancer Support funded a project manager to oversee the Peterborough Cancer Wellbeing Project. Their role was to identify existing local services that can meet the needs of people with cancer, their family, carers and others affected by cancer, as well as identify gaps in these services. From this work the new Cancer Wellbeing Service opened its doors in the Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre in September 2016.
The Cancer Wellbeing Service, run by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust at the Peterborough City Hospital, provides a wellbeing, support and information service for anyone affected by cancer. Specialist staff are available to offer advice and a listening ear. There are also a wide range of support services available, including individual or group support and information sessions.
* Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire
Cancer Wellbeing Service
Address: The Cancer Wellbeing Service, The Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre (Car park H)
Cavell Close, Peterborough City Hospital,
Peterborough, PE8 9GX
Opening Times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-4pm and Friday 9am-12.30pm
Call: 01733 678570
Cancer Information and Support
Where to find us: Based in the Haematology and Oncology outpatients department (Car park F)
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 9am-4pm
Call: 01733 673118
Cancer information and support
Where to find us: Woodlands Centre, Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Tel: 01480 416416 ext 8348