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Macmillan Cancer Resource Centre

The Macmillan Cancer Resource Centre has been developed as a joint venture between Macmillan Cancer Support and East Cheshire NHS Trust, to help ensure that people affected by cancer have access to good quality, comprehensive and appropriate information and support.

The centre (which is located on the ground floor near the rear car park at Macclesfield District General Hospital), was opened in September 2003 and officially opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Cancer centre

Our philosophy

The philosophy of the centre is that we believe everyone affected by cancer deserves high quality, accessible, appropriate information, treatment and support.

Our centre aims to meet these expectations by providing a welcoming and safe environment for all visitors wherein patients, their families and friends can be helped to come to terms with the impact of their diagnosis on their lives emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially. The centre was the first flag ship cancer unit in the UK to provide in one place chemotherapy, oncology research, oncology clinics and an information and support service.

The centre operates a co-ordinated, multi-agency approach to the support of cancer patients, providing specialist cancer services which includes;

  • A confidential, friendly, supportive, informal environment.
  • Support for anyone affected by cancer, including families and carers.
  • Details of national and local support groups and services.
  • An experienced team who can listen to your concerns on a one to one basis.
  • Information about cancer in the form of books, leaflets and internet access.
  • Information about support for people with cancer or their relatives and carers.
  • Complementary therapies for patients and carers weekly advice and support sessions with the Macmillan nurses.

Our services


The Macmillan Cancer Resource Centre offers the following services:

  • After treatment and survivorship
  • Benefits advice
  • Chemotherapy treatment
  • Complementary therapies
  • Counselling
  • Hair loss
  • Information and support services
  • Local support groups
  • Oncology Research
  • Teams
  • Treatments for cancer
  • Useful links

Drop in service

You are welcome to drop in for information or to talk about your concerns. The centre is open Monday to Friday, with drop in times between 10.00am and 4.00pm. At other times an appointment may be necessary. Please ring us to check on 01625 663128. Whatever your question about cancer we will do our best to answer it – or find someone who can. If you wish to talk in private, a quiet room is available.

Useful links


The Macmillan Cancer Support website provides specialist advice to patients with cancer, those who care for them and fellow professionals. Our aim is to optimise quality of life and we will endeavour to address individual concerns, whatever they may be.

More information

For more information on the Macmillan Cancer Resource Centre please call:

Janet Parkinson, Macmillan Support and Information Manager
Telephone: 01625 663129

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