Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital provides free, confidential information and support for anyone affected by cancer.
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Whether you are living with or beyond cancer, or you are a family member or friend of someone with cancer we are here for you.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Macmillan Centre at Wythenshawe has made some changes in the way we work and some services we offer, and this will vary as restrictions are lifted-just check in with the centre as to change updates.

Nevertheless, we are here and welcome your call to talk through any enquires or concerns you may have.

Find us

Wythenshawe hospital
Ground floor, acute block, near entrance 3
Southmoor Road
M23 9LT

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Opening hours

Weekdays 9am-4pm (except bank holidays)

Phone

0161 291 4876

E-mail

macmillan.info@mft.nhs.uk

Video call

To book a video call with the centre click twice on the embedded ‘Macmillan video call form’ document to open it -complete-save to your documents and then send as an attachment on your email to macmillan.info@mft.nhs.uk

What we offer

We offer a vast array of information services not only in the centre but across the hospital depts. and wards and Withington Community Hospital-where we have our own information pod and quiet room.

Our information is wide ranging, free and comes in many formats and languages as required. We will also endeavour to meet any ‘accessible information’ requirements you may have. For more national information and resources, please visit – https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/accessibleinfo/

We can also offer guided internet access on our centre laptop, or information videos on both the lap top and smart TV- with access to personal headphones and also a amplified hearing assistant (loop system).

Our information resources and support include:

  • All cancers, their treatments and effects
  • Financial, social and practical issues
  • Impact of cancer on your life and how to cope
  • Support as a family member of someone with cancer
  • Support with talking to others eg children
  • Access to support in the centre and wider community and how to access that support
  • Links to the cancer support team in the hospital and community
  • Local support groups and national support
  • Personalised care, moving forward after initial treatments
  • Complementary therapies *some restrictions apply*
  • Counselling service *some restrictions apply*
  • Macmillan Connections-activities to help support physical, psychological and emotional wellness eg walking groups, gardening group, Craft and Chat etc
  • Group sessions to help move forward after cancer
  • Bereavement support

Most of all we have time to listen and time to care.

Need advice about finances or benefits?

We are fortunate enough to have two Macmillan benefits advice workers as part of our wider team. Please call for advice on benefits and grants that maybe available to you-for help and advice- you have to be a patient at Wythenshawe Hospital, Withington Hospital or being cared for by South Manchester Community Macmillan team, at any time as part of your cancer pathway-this is because we need access to your medical records and cancer team as required as part of the benefits application- if unsure, please call the centre.

  • Emily Entwistle-0161 291 2165
  • Heather Gourlay -0161 291 4931

For personal financial guidance eg savings, pension, insurances etc please call the centre and we can refer you to the Macmillan financial guidance team.