Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service

Martin Bond, Michelle Davis When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we’re here to support you through. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’ll be there. We’ll help you make the choices you need to take back control, so you can start to feel like yourself again.

Who we are

When you are affected by cancer, having the right kind of information, at the right time, is essential. Our friendly team is made up of two members of staff and trained volunteers, and between us we cover three centres across the Hospitals.

We provide a free, confidential drop in service for anyone affected by cancer.

This includes people who:
• need information about cancer;
• have a cancer diagnosis;
• are living with and beyond cancer;
• are looking to reduce the risks of cancer;
• are a relative, carer or friend of someone with cancer; or
• are healthcare professionals

How we can help

We hold a wide range of information on all aspects of living with cancer and we provide the opportunity to discuss treatments, side effects, money worries, questions about benefits and other cancer related issues with our team.
You can come and see us face to face in any of our three centres, or we can arrange to see people on our hospital wards. We also give information and support over the phone and by email for those who can’t access the service in person.
We work closely with the clinical teams as well as with local services, support groups and other organisations.

Cancer Vocational Rehabilitation Service

Cancer related illnesses have been identified as one of the main causes of long term sickness absence. This service offers advice to people affected by cancer with work related issues from trained and experienced employment support officers.

In conjunction with Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Teaching Hospital and Rosemere Cancer Foundation the aim of the service is to provide advice and support to enable you to stay in or return to work.

Many people with cancer, or who have had cancer, wish to stay in work or return to work. They may see work as providing some normality during a difficult time, or work may be a financial necessity. Some people who wish to return to work struggle to do so, because of a lack of up to date knowledge from Health professionals and employers.

This service can offer

Support in work – advice on employment rights, workplace issues and return to work plans

Support finding work – We can discuss your options to suit your abilities and interests including retraining if appropriate.

You can access the service by

Self-referral

A healthcare professional with your permission can make that referral on your behalf.

For further details you can contact either

The employment officer on 01772 539238 or taiba.amla@lancashire.gov.uk

Or Macmillan Information and Support Service on 01772 523709

How to find us

Martin Bond, Michelle DavisRosemere Cancer Information and Support Centre
Rosemere Cancer Centre
Royal Preston Hospital
Sharoe Green Lane
Preston, PR2 9HT
Tel: 01772 523709

Opening hours for drop in:
Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm


Macmillan Infospace
Main Outpatient Entrance
Royal Preston Hospital
Sharoe Green Lane
Preston, PR2 9HT
Tel: 01772 523709


Macmillan Infospace
Assessment & Treatment Centre Entrance
Chorley & South Ribble District Hospital
Euxton Lane
Chorley, PR7 1PP
Tel: 01257 247067


Email us: cancerinfocentre@lthtr.nhs.uk
Please ring before making a special journey.
Appointments can be made outside our usual opening times.