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Who are we?
We are a team of Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists and a Support Worker, specialising in lung cancer. We offer guidance and support from diagnosis and throughout the course of your treatment and aftercare.
We will generally see you in the Outpatient Department. Unfortunately we cannot visit people at home.
We are here to answer your questions and provide expert advice on lung cancer and treatments, however if you are on treatment it is vital you contact your treatment team in regards to plans/ queries and side effects.
We can help you to manage your symptoms and ensure you are in touch with the right support and that you have access to the right services e.g dietitian, physiotherapist, citizens advice or community support.
We are part of a multi-professional team who work closely together to plan and deliver the most effective treatment. If there is anything regarding your care/treatment plan that you do not understand please don’t be afraid to ask. We are all here to help and are also available to family/carers.
Where do we work?
We work at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital.
How to contact us
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
01273 696955 Ext. 63803
How can we help?
Our Macmillan support worker is often the first point of contact on the telephone and can provide (non-medical) advice, assistance with appointments’ and investigations and liaise with other health and social care professionals on your behalf.
If your symptoms are serious and you need urgent attention it is more appropriate to contact your GP, 111 for advice or, if the situation warrants it, the Accident and Emergency service at your local hospital.
Useful national contacts
Other Royal Sussex County Hospital numbers that might be of help:
Oncology Reception 01273 696955 Ext. 64324
Chemotherapy Nurses 01273 696955 Ext. 64799
Radiotherapy Reception 01273 696955 Ext. 64901
Macmillan Councillor 01273 664694
Imaging Department 01273 523040
If you have any queries please contact the Macmillan Lung Cancer Nurse Specialists or your consultants’ secretary.
Get more support from:
Macmillan Cancer Support
Telephone 0808 808 0000
Telephone 0800 169 2409
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Telephone 0333 3237200
British Lung Foundation
Telephone 03000 030555
This information is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information in this leaflet is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.