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COVID-19 notice

The Macmillan Cancer Support Centre based at The Linda McCartney Centre, Royal Liverpool Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital has closed its face-to-face services once again, due to coronavirus.

However, all the staff including the  benefit adviser are still very much here to support and help you.

Please telephone us on 0151 706 3720 or email  or you can call Macmillan Cancer Support National Helpline on 0808 808 00 00.

We have made this move to protect everyone. 

Our priority is to support people affected by cancer in the best way we possibly can through this very difficult time.


Easy Read Information

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 Macmillan waiting area with posters on the wall and sign reading 'Macmillan information and support service'

  • 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 Support and Information Officers
  • Internet access
  • Private, comfortable quiet rooms
  • Opportunity to discuss treatments and side-effects


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 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.


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

Royal Hospital, Linda McCartney Centre, ground floor - 0151 706 3720

Broadgreen Hospital - 0151 282 6741

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