When you’re affected by cancer, having the right kind of information and support, at the right time, is essential. The Macmillan Cancer Information Service at the Royal Blackburn Hospital and Burnley General Hospital provides a confidential drop-in service for anyone affected by cancer. This includes people who;

  • Require information about cancer 
  • Have a cancer diagnosis 
  • Have survived cancer 
  • Are living with the consequences of a cancer diagnosis 
  • Are looking to reduce the risks of cancer 
  • Are a carer, relative or friend of someone with cancer
  • Are healthcare professionals

How we can help

Staffed by a Macmillan Information and Support Manager, a Macmillan Information Assistant and trained volunteers, we are able to provide:

  • Literature on all aspects of living with cancer
  • Information prescriptions 
  • Internet access to guide people to appropriate information resources
  • The opportunity to discuss treatments, side effects and other cancer related issues
  • A comfortable area where you can talk to someone in private
  • Information and support over the phone for those not able to access the service in person

We also offer

  • Links to clinical teams treating certain cancers
  • Links to local and national support services 
  • Referral to other available support services 
  • Signposting to self help and support groups 
  • Links to other voluntary and statutory agencies 
  • Cancer awareness educational notice boards
  • Access to benefits advice

Volunteers

We would like to thank our team of excellent volunteers for supporting the service. If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer please ring the Macmillan Pod on 01254 732598 for a chat.

Where to find us

Macmillan Info-Pod 
Level 1
Royal Blackburn Hospital 
Haslingden Road 
Blackburn 
BB2 3HH
 

Macmillan Info-Point
General Outpatients 
Burnley General Hospital 
Casterton Avenue 
Burnley 
BB10 2PQ

Please ring before making a special journey

General enquiries

Telephone - 01254 732598

Telephone - 01282 803116

Email: Macmillan.CancerInformationService@elht.nhs.uk