Cancer Information and Support Services

Welcome to the Cancer Information and Support Centre at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Introduction

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre is a joint venture between Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

At the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Centre we offer free information

and support for anyone affected by cancer.  You may have cancer yourself, care for someone with cancer, work as a health professional or simply want to know more about cancer.

If you have any concerns about cancer or if you just want to talk things through with someone and have a cup of coffee/tea you can either drop into the centre during our opening times or phone and arrange an appointment.

Our aim is to help ensure that those affected by cancer have access to good quality, comprehensive and appropriate information and support.

Location

The centre is located on the ground floor of Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.  When you enter the hospital turn left past the lifts and as you walk towards the oncology department you will see the centre on the right hand side.

Contact details

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre
Oncology Department
Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary
Cargenbridge
Dumfries
DG2 8RX

Tel: 01387 241979

Email: claire.drummond@nhs.scot

There is an answering machine, please leave your name, number and a short message.

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre

Macmillan Centre leaflet (v5)

Transport

A leaflet titled ‘Transport Information for Patients Travelling to Western General Hospital Edinburgh’ is available from the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre. 

If you require transport information to other hospitals please discuss this with your Nurse Specialist or a member of your medial team.

Other cancer information and support centres

Stranraer Cancer Drop-in Centre

Galloway Community Hospital

Stranraer Drop in Centre leaflet

Machars

Machars Drop in Poster (v1)

What is available​

The Centre offers:

  • Confidential individually tailored  emotional support in a relaxed environment.
  • Information on all aspects of living with cancer and treatments.
  • Benefits advice.
  • Stress management and relaxation tips, exercise, nutritional and dietary advice.
  • Gentle massage and ‘reiki’ therapies.
  • The opportunity to meet others in a similar situation through our groups and courses.
  • Links to national and local organisations.
  • A travel pack for patients having treatment in Edinburgh.
  • Information on travel insurance.
  • Information about the ‘Move More’ project.
  • Maps and directions to other hospitals.
  • Details of local complementary therapists.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (except for bank holidays), we can be available at other times by arrangement.

Benefits advice

Support 4 Life – Don’t Miss Out on Social Security Benefit Entitlement

Support 4 Life leaflet

Support groups

The Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Centre facilitates the following groups:

Cancer Support
Breast Cancer Support
After Treatment Finishes 

We can also signpost you to other sources of professional support on a one to one basis.

After treatment finishes