The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service has been developed as a joint venture between Macmillan Cancer Support and Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
We want to ensure that people affected by cancer have access to good quality, comprehensive and appropriate information and support.
The service is staffed by a health professional and supported by trained volunteers. Some of our volunteers have personal experiences of living with cancer.
What we offer
We offer information and support to anyone who has concerns about cancer, their relatives, friends and carers.
You are welcome to browse through our range of information leaflets on all aspects of cancer, cancer prevention, and a healthy lifestyle.
A series of free workshops which are sponsored by Macmillan and Kingston Hospital Charity are held throughout the year to support patients with cancer and their family members or carers. There are also introductory videos on these workshops available to view via the following links:
We also offer free guided internet access on request. Some of our resources are available in different languages or a larger print and we also have a range of information for people with learning disabilities.
We can listen to you and discuss how cancer is affecting your life.
The Macmillan Information Centre at Kingston Hospital offers a range of complementary therapies.
Frequently asked questions
How can I learn more about the type of cancer I have?
Who can I speak to about claiming benefits?
Do you have details about local and national support groups?
Just drop in
The service is based on the ground floor of the Sir William Rous Unit at Kingston hospital, in a warm, friendly and confidential environment.
We are open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (except Bank Holidays). You do not need to make an appointment.
You will be greeted either by the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Manager, Archana Sood or a trained volunteer. Archana can be contacted on 0208 973 5001 or email MacInfoSWRU@kingstonhospital.nhs.uk
‘I was able to talk about how I felt about cancer and helped to find the information I needed.’ - Visitor to the service
Penny Brohn Living Well with Cancer Course
Click here for more information on the Living Well with Cancer Course
Are you looking for a way to move forward after your diagnosis of Breast Cancer? For more information on our moving forward course with Breast Cancer Care please click here
Look Good Feel Better 2018 - 11am-1pm
LGFB dates: 11am-1pm
Scarf Tying Workshops 2018 - all sessions are 10.30-12.30
The scarf tying demonstrations shows a selection of stylish and comfortable alternative to wigs and will include scarves, pre tied scarves from the UK and US, buffs and turbans all for purchase at special prices.
Click here for more information on free prescriptions for Cancer Patients
Click here to view our Art Workshop video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfwvNDw_loc&feature=youtu.be
Click here to view our support workshops video - https://www.dropbox.com/s/hupgusadtysk50y/ArtTherapy_Edit_5.3_Graded_H264_Jan3.mp4?dl=0
To find out more about the Kingston Health Walk click here
For more information on our cancer services, workshops and other theraputic activities please contact 020 8973 5000 or click on the following link for a calendar of events for 2017.