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Cancer Information and Support in Scarborough

The Scarborough Cancer Information and Support Service

The Scarborough Cancer Information and Support Service can provide confidential information and support to anyone affected by cancer. It is located by the reception and the WRVS coffee shop at the main entrance.

They offer support from specialist staff and stock a wide range of free information on all aspects of cancer. This information can be obtained by dropping into the office during opening hours or by telephoning 01723 342606.

The Scarborough service is currently open Monday - Friday 10 - 4pm.

Access to other services

Local self help and support

There are local support groups for breast cancer, skin cancer, prostate cancer, myeloma and stoma care. Staff in the Cancer Centre will be able to give information about how to access these support services. We also can provide information on national support services, charities and help lines.

Service for patients experiencing hair loss

The Scarborough Cancer Information and Support Service can offer support to patients affected by temporary hair loss following cancer treatment.

Referrals can be made to Janet our hairdresser who can offer support through hair cutting, wig fitting and the use of pretty hats and head scarves.

Welfare benefits and financial support

A new welfare benefits information service is being piloted at Bridlington Hospital outpatients department. The service is an initiative developed in partnership between York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Department of Work and Pensions.  The service will be available on the first Thursday morning each month. It allows the opportunity for anyone affected by a long term illness to gain specialist advice on disability benefits and pensions.

Please telephone 01723 342606 to make an appointment  

A member of staff from the Citizens Advice Bureau visits the Cancer Information and Support Service every Friday to provide information about welfare benefits.

Please telephone 01723 342606 to make an appointment   

Look Good Feel Better workshops

The 'Look Good Feel Better' workshops are supported by the Look Good Feel Better Charity who, with over 40 member companies of the cosmetic, toiletry and perfumery foundation, donate funds, products and  the expertise of their staff.

York Hospital’s Cancer Care Centre hosts monthly beauty pampering workshops.

For more information about 'Look Good Feel Better' or to book a place on a workshop, please contact the Cancer Care Centre on 01904 721166.

Complementary Therapies

The Cancer Care Centre hosts a range of complementary therapies including aromatherapy massage, reflexology and reiki. To find out more about the services offered or for a referral please contact your Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or consultant.

Visiting times

All Wards
11am –8pm

*subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge

Hawthorn Ward (Maternity)
9.00am - 9.00pm one birth partner and siblings.
Any other visitor can visit 11am - 8.00pm.
No children under the age of 12 unless they are siblings of the baby.
Visitors are restricted to 2 per bed in addition to partners.

Contact details

Woodlands Drive
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO12 6QL

Tel: (01723) 368111
Fax: (01723) 342581

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Visiting times

All Wards
11am –8pm

*subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge

Hawthorn Ward (Maternity)
9.00am - 9.00pm one birth partner and siblings.
Any other visitor can visit 11am - 8.00pm.
No children under the age of 12 unless they are siblings of the baby.
Visitors are restricted to 2 per bed in addition to partners.

Contact us

Woodlands Drive
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO12 6QL

T: (01723) 368111
F: (01723) 342581

Scarborough Hospital is well served by buses and has a free shuttle bus service to Bridlington.

A new car park has provided ample parking for visitors.

Click here for details for getting to and from Scarborough Hospital. 

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