Cancer Support

West Essex Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Service has been developed as a joint venture between Macmillan Cancer Support and EPUT to ensure people affected by cancer have access to good quality, comprehensive and appropriate information and support.

We have an advice line, 01279 698673, which is open between 09:30 – 14.30pm. Monday – Friday. There is an answer phone for out of hours calls. The advice line is manned by experienced staff who are able to take requests for help and support, provide information or signpost onto other agencies. We provide a supporting service to allow patients, relatives and carers to access suitable national and local information about cancer, cancer prevention and local services

Who the service is for:

  • Anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis or with end of life needs and is registered with a West Essex GP
  • Health Professionals

Where service is based

1st floor Addison House
Hamstel Road
CM20 1DS
Outpatients Dept.
St Margaret’s Hospital

The Plain
CM16 6TN

illiams Day Unit
The Princess Alexander Hospital
Hamstel Rd
CM20 1QX


Client’s homes, acute and community hospitals, community and professional events. Ad hoc outreach events, GP’s surgeries, main libraries in West Essex.

Hours of operation

08:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday

How to contact service

Drop in facility at centre, advisable to phone first.
Advice line: 01279 698673 Monday to Friday, 09.30 – 14:30
Fax: 01279 698684