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Supportive Care Provision

The term supportive care refers to all the services that may be required to support people with cancer, their carers and families (NICE 2004).

The Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Service provide a wide range of support and information services to people affected by cancer. All services are developed to support patients and their families, helping them cope with all aspects of the disease from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.

 

 

 

Jayne Garforth Macmillian Cancer Information and Support Centre

The Centre uses the ‘guided access service model’ ensuring people affected by cancer receive the right information and support tailored to their individual needs. The Centre has well established relationships with many other local services including cross site, Benefits advice, Counselling, Hair Loss services, and support groups, Look Good feel Better Make Up Master classes, which ensures timely referral as required.

 

 

The Centre is open:

Day

Time

Monday

9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday

9:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday

9:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday

9:00am - 4:00pm

Friday

9:00am - 4:00pm

*Please note that the Information Centre is not always manned by the Manager throughout this time.

Alternatively if you cannot get to the Information Centre we provide a telephone enquiry service. If you would like to use this service please contact the Information Centre on 01422 222709.  

Please note that an answer phone may be in operation but those messages are checked on a regular basis. Please leave a message regarding your requirements so that we can deal with these. An Information Service and Support is also provided at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary at the Greenlea Oncology Unit within the Resource Room.  

Counselling

A counselling service is available for patients with cancer or a life-threatening condition at any stage of their pathway. Counselling sessions are provided at CRH and HRI.

Referral Procedure

Referral can be either made by a member of the patient’s medical team or the Macmillan Information and Support Manager.

Hair Loss Services

Wig Fitting Service

This service is provided by a trained hairdresser. The service is available at the Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Referral by Consultant only using telephone and follow-up fax referral form.

Address: Hospital Appliances and Orthotics Services
Tel/Fax: 01484 34 ext 7089 / 2402

Headstrong – (Hair Loss Service)

This service is open to people with all types of cancer and offers information and support on hair loss caused by cancer treatment. Learn how to tie scarves and try on hats and hair pieces. This is a free private appointment with a trained volunteer offered alternate Wednesdays at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and alternate Fridays at the Calderdale Royal Hospital. It is recommended that this service and the wig fitting service are used together.

Tel: To book an appointment please call 01422 222700

Referral Procedures

For further information regarding the referral process for each of the services please contact the Information Centre on 01422 222709.

Anchor Point

Support Groups

Behind You (Bowel Cancer)

When:            Third Thursday of the month(alternate months) 1.00pm-3.00pm

Where:           Watermill Pub, Salterhebble, Halifax

Contact:         Michelle Speight, Colorectal CNS, 01484 355062

Breast Cancer Support Group 

When:            First Monday of every month 10.00aam-11.30am

Where:           Keys Restaurant, St Peter’s Church, Byram Street, Huddersfield

Contact:         Chris Lockwood 01484 318753

 Local Breast Cancer Support Group

When:            First Thursday of every month at 7.30

Where:           Briar Court Hotel, Halifax Road, Huddersfield, HD3 3NT

Contact:         Yvonne 07957112557

Daylight        (Gynaecological Cancer)

When:            Second Thursday of each month 10:30am - 12:30pm

Where:           Briar Court Hotel Huddersfield (open to Halifax patients too)

Contact:         Melanie Matthews, 01422 222720

Email:             melanie.matthews@cht.nhs.uk

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research (Calderdale Branch)

Contact:         Mr R Begley, 01422 362897

Website:         www.leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk

Contact Information

Name:

Dinah Coggon

Title:

Macmillan Cancer Information Centre Manager

CRH Site Address

Macmillian Unit, Calderdale Royal Hospital 

Telephone:

01422 222709

Email:

dinah.coggon@cht.nhs.uk

HRI Site Address:

Greenlea Oncology Unit, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Resource Room

Telephone:

01484 343614

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