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Cancer Care Centres adapt services to offer continued support during COVID-19

By 23rd April 2020 May 1st, 2020 No Comments

Across the Humber, Coast and Vale region, Macmillan Information Centres are adjusting what they do to continue to provide valuable support for those affected by cancer.

While the centres are temporarily closed, people with cancer can be assured that support is still available. Cancer Care Centres at York Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are offering support to patients, their families and friends over the phone.

Pat Chennells, Macmillan Information Facilitator for Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole Hospitals, said:

“It’s understandable that those affected by cancer may be anxious about the impact of coronavirus but I want people to know they are not alone. Macmillan Cancer Support has placed COVID-19 guidance on their website, and Cancer Care Centres within the Humber, Coast and Vale region have adapted their services to ensure emotional support is still available via telephone. I’d like to encourage people to get in touch if they are worried about the impact of COVID-19. We are still here to provide a listening ear and offer support to those who need it.”

Here is the information needed to contact each Cancer Care Centre during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cancer Care Centre at York Hospital 

Telephone: 01904 721 166
Lines open between Monday and Friday, 9am – 4.30pm.

Cancer Information and Support Service at Scarborough Hospital

Telephone: 01723 342 606
Lines open between Monday and Friday, 9am – 4.30pm.

Macmillan Information Centre at Queens Centre, Castle Hill Hospital

Email: tania.hicks@hey.nhs.uk
Telephone: 01482 461154
Lines open between Monday and Friday, 9am – 4.30pm.

Macmillan Cancer Information Support Centre for Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole Hospitals

Telephone: 03033 305372 or 07858 924283
Lines open between Monday and Friday, 9am – 4.40pm.

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