Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Centre

​​Cancer Support and Information Centre 

We are here to provide information and support to anyone affected by cancer, including relatives, friends and carers. The service is staffed by two Macmillan professionals who have experience of working with people affected by cancer.  They are supported by trained volunteers. We can listen to how cancer is affecting your life and direct you to other sources of information and support.

You don't have to be a hospital patient to use our service, and you don't need an appointment, but if you are making a special journey please ring to ensure we are open.Please note that we are not related to the local Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Information on the hospice can be found at www.dmhospice.org.uk

The service is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and can be contacted on 01782 676333 or email macmillancentre@uhns.nhs.uk. Our address is Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Centre, University Hospitals  of North Midlands, Royal Stoke University Hospital, Ground Floor, Main Building, Newcastle Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 6QG (we are down the corridor to the right of the reception in the main building, just past the PALS office). Please Click here​ to read a leaflet about our service. We can:

  • provide a wide range of free booklets on all aspects of cancer

  • provide access to information in other formats e.g. DVD, Braille and audio

  • provide access to online information

  • provide information on travel insurance

  • provide information on local and national support groups

  • provide help with grant applications

  • provide cancer prevention and healthy lifestyle advice

  • provide referral to a range of services such as benefits advice, counselling and social services

  • provide a quiet room to find support or to ask questions away from the clinical areas of the hospital

  • visit patients on the ward, and in clinics and departments (e.g. outpatients clinic or radiotherapy department)