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Information and support

Info centre

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) there are currently some visitor restrictions in place.

Please view the current guidance here: /coronavirus-(covid-19)/ 

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What we offer

The Cancer Information and Support Centre, based on the ground floor next to reception, is a drop-in centre for anyone whose life has been affected by cancer.

From 25th March 2020 due to COVID-19 the centre office is now closed until further notice.

The Cancer Support Worker team are available to respond to any telephone or email enquiries Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm.  Please use the contact details below should you have any questions.

How to contact us

Telephone: 0117 3423369

Email: cancerinfoandsupport@uhbw.nhs.uk

Information

It is important to be sure you are getting the right information from a reliable source, and the Cancer Information and Support Centre can give you a wide range of information about:

  • Types of cancer
  • Treatments and tests
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Counselling
  • Relaxation (including a free CD)
  • Exercise and nutrition
  • Financial matters
  • Travel insurance
  • Local and national support groups
  • End of life

Waterproof PICC Covers

These can be purchased from the main reception desk on level 4 in the Oncology Centre between 8am - 4pm.  They are £14.  Please censure you have the correct money as change cannot be given.

Thermometers 

These can be purchased from the main reception desk on level 4 in the Oncology Centre between 8am - 4pm.  They are £3.  Please censure you have the correct money as change cannot be given.

Wig Referrals

If you would like to discuss a wig please contact the Cancer Support Worker team on the above contact details.   

Support

Cancer usually involves a lot of changes in people's lives, and can be a very stressful time for the person with cancer and those around them. Daily life and relationships may seem to have changed, and some people find it helpful to talk to a trained listener who is not involved in their lives.

The Cancer Support Worker Team can provide a friendly, welcoming and confidential service to patients who have recently received a diagnosis of cancer or who are undergoing current treatment; to talk through their worries on the telephone. 

Links to other useful information and support

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