Major milestone for Bolton cancer partnership

Monday 22 August 2016

The new purpose built Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at the Royal Bolton Hospital opens its doors on Monday 22 August 2016.  It will offer information and support on all aspects of cancer care including reducing the risk of cancer, early detection, diagnosis, treatment or adjusting to life after a cancer diagnosis.  The centre offers a warm, friendly, safe environment for people affected by cancer, their carer, relatives and friends, to discuss any concerns they may have.  The service also has a Macmillan benefits adviser who can assist people with checking they are receiving the correct income, help with applying for health related benefits, accessing charitable grants, and applying for tax benefits.

Sue Summerfield, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service Manager, said: “If you have any concerns about cancer, or would like some support, come in and see us. No question is ever too small and you don’t need an appointment. We’re here to help anyone affected by cancer."

Bolton's Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service is delivered in partnership with NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, Bolton Hospice, and Bolton People Affected by Cancer.

The service now has three centres based across Bolton: Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton One, and Giles House at Bolton Hospice.

 

The information and support centres are based at:

Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Drop in service is available Monday to Friday from 9.30am until 4.30pm

Bolton One, Moor Lane, Bolton, BL3 5BN
Drop in service is available Monday to Friday from 9am until 4.30pm

Giles House, 43 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 4QR
Drop in service is available Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 4pm
Opening times may vary at Giles House so please call before making a special journey.

The drop in service is also supplemented by a telephone helpline open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.  Call 01204 390624 / 390625.

 

For more information on the service, visit: www.boltonmacmillansupport.org.uk

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