The Macmillan Chemotherapy Team administer chemotherapy, a key part in the treatment of cancer. They also provide education and support to patients and their relatives throughout treatment.
Why might patients be referred to this department?
The service is for patients who require chemotherapy for breast, bowel cancer or a haematological malignancy. Referrals are accepted from a consultant oncologist or haematologist.
What will happen and who will you meet?
The team consists of a Macmillan Lead Chemotherapy Nurse, three Macmillan Associate Chemotherapy Clinical Nurse Specialists and a Macmillan Chemotherapy Staff Nurse.
All are trained, not only in administering treatments, but also in providing information and advice to patients and their families. The opportunity to discuss your treatment before it begins will be provided, offering the chance to ask questions.
Patients are asked to bring with them a list of any other medications they have been prescribed. If patients are attending for a prolonged treatment time they are welcome to bring books, magazines and newspapers to help pass the time.
Where can you find these services?
The chemotherapy team are based at:
1st floor The Victoria Unit The Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, Oldham , Greater Manchester, OL1 2JH
A member of staff is also based on F11, the day case unit.
When is the department open?
These services are provided from Monday to Friday, between 8am and 4pm.
How can you contact the department?
Chemotherapy Nurses, telephone: 0161 656 1786.
Key Members of staff
Mrs Lindsey Newton Macmillan Lead Chemotherapy Nurse.