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This page gives you information about the support that is on offer to patients with cancer.

Who we are

Patient Support are committed to providing an excellent patient experience. Our wide range of cancer support services means that we are always there with help and guidance - every step of the treatment journey.

This includes:

  • Key Worker
  • Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Service
  • Psychology Service for Cancer
  • Macmillan Cancer Support

What we do

Our services

  • Key Worker
  • Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Service
  • Psychology Service for Cancer
  • Macmillan Cancer Support

There is a Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital. Find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support here.

Key facts

  • Two drop-in centres are based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital
  • Open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm
  • No appointment needed
  • Run by experienced Macmillan nurses and assistants.Internet access
  • Private, comfortable quiet rooms
  • Opportunity to discuss treatments and side-effects.

Popular services

Headstrong, provides advice and support for people with hair loss due to treatment, including scalp and skin care advice, alternatives to wearing a wig, scarf tying techniques and sample hats.

Look Good, Feel Better, aims to boost confidence through positive thinking by helping patients cope with the appearance-related affects of treatment. Every patient using this service gets a gift pack and the opportunity to meet other patients with similar experiences.

Weekly benefits clinic, allows you to meet up with a qualified benefits and welfare advisor. Appointments are available every day at both Centres.

Other services at Macmillan:

  • Links to the team treating your cancer
  • Links to local and national support service
  • Referral to other available services
  • Educational notice boards
  • Education talks and presentations

Being referred to us

Your consultant or medical team will be able to refer you to our services.

Local support services

Sunflowers

Sunflowers is a drop in centre set up to help support families living with cancer diagnosis and its effects. Sunflowers offers a range of support services from help with benefits advice, online information library and relaxation therapies.

Sunflowers has a range of support groups taking place, full listings are available on the Sunflowers website.

Sefton Cancer Support

Confidential emotional and moral support for patients, friends and relatives. Sefton Cancer Support works with the primary care trusts, hospitals and community care trusts, this enables them to provide alternative therapy services which compliment those provided by the NHS. Therapies which are provided include aromatherapy, relaxation therapy and reflexology.

As well as 24 hour telephone support, volunteers will also conduct home visits. Visit the Sefton Cancer Support website.

Lyndale

Drop-in centre providing confidential support for people affected by cancer and their friends and families too. Visit the Lyndale Cancer Support website to find out more.

Visitor information

There is a cafe for visitors to grab a drink or bite to eat. We also have seats outside.

How to contact us

Ground Floor: Linda McCartney Centre

0151 706 3720
Broadgreen Hospital
0151 600 1798