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Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre

Closure due to COVID-19

The Macmillan Centre at UHS is currently closed for usual services.

The Centre is still open for wig appointments - if you have an appointment with the wig rep on a Tuesday, please knock on the door when you arrive. If you are a patient and would like to make an appointment, please call 023 8120 6037.

Benefits and financial advice 

For benefits advice and financial support, please phone Hampshire Macmillan CAB on 034 4847 7727. They are offering extended phone support between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday (not bank holidays). Patients can also email

You will be able to speak to a caseworker, who will either be able to help straight away or refer you to another caseworker who is not manning the phone line.

There is an answer machine for out of hours or if the lines are busy.


The Macmillan Centre team can providing counselling to patients and their families (both new and those already using the service) by telephone and Skype during the closure. Please call 023 8120 6037 for more information.

About us

We offer a peaceful, welcoming and confidential space for people affected by cancer. You can come in to relax, or take up the services on offer. Find us on B level, East Wing at Southampton General Hospital (by the eye unit).

We're open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 4pm. Anyone affected by cancer is welcome to drop in.

Our services

Our services are for people with cancer, their families, friends and carers. They include

  • access to support
  • an opportunity to talk
  • accurate, comprehensive and appropriate information
  • directions to other sources of information and support
  • help with practical matters
  • complementary therapies
  • benefits and employment advice
  • counselling
  • a wig service.

Workshops and drop-in sessions

We also hold workshops and drop-in sessions on topics including

While we run the centre on a drop-in basis, we offer appointments for complementary therapies, benefits advice, counselling and the wig fitting service. Call us on 023 8120 6037 to make an appointment or to find out more about any of the above.

Outside of our core opening hours, our facilities are available to professionals, self-help groups, and voluntary and community bodies.

Hats, scarves and fringes

We have details for a variety of companies that you can buy hats, scarves and fringes from. We also have a small selection of hats and scarves for you to look at and try on, although please note that these are for display purposes only and not for sale.

Hats and scarves