Macmillan Cancer Support Services
Macmillan Cancer Support provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. They also campaign for better cancer care.
At the Beatson they offer the following support:
The Macmillan Information and Support Centre is at the main entrance to the Beatson on Level 1, beside the revolving door.
The centre is for anyone affected by cancer including patients, carers, relatives or friends of someone who has a cancer diagnosis.
The Centre is managed by an NHS Macmillan Healthcare Professional, supported by NHS and Glasgow Life Volunteers. You can drop-in any time during opening hours or leave a message on the answering machine when it is closed.
We can help with any questions or concerns you may have and make sure you have access to the right services.
Some resources can be provided in other formats and languages, e.g. audio, DVD, and easy read booklets. We also have a portable hearing loop in the centre and access to online sign language.
What we offer
- Emotional support in a private environment
- Time to listen to you and look at all your needs to make sure you get the right help
- Information on living with cancer, treatment and any side effects
- Information on getting travel insurance
- Advice and information on coping with hair loss
- Information and support with talking to adults and children
- Diet and nutrition information
- Referral to benefits services and other relevant services
- Signposting to support groups, health and social care services.
- Bereavement information and support.
Macmillan Information & Support Centre Manager
Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
1053 Great Western Road
Glasgow G12 0YN
Tel: 0141 301 7390
Monday to Friday, 8.15 am - 4.15 pm
The Macmillan Benefits Service is based in the Macmillan Information and Support Centre. They're there to help cancer patients and their families with any money worries or concerns.
Macmillan evidence has found that 80% of cancer patients in Scotland are financially worse off after diagnosis. You may earn less if you need to stop working or reduce your hours. You may spend more on everyday costs like heating and traveling to the hospital.
Macmillan can support and guide you through the financial impact of cancer and help you deal with any money worries early, so you can get back to the things that matter most.
If you are struggling with financial problems, are not sure if you are on the right benefits, or would like information on any allowances available, contact the team on 0141 301 7374 or Beatson.MoneyAdviceService@ggc.scot.nhs.uk