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Useful organisations and websites

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Net Doctor

Patient UK 

Barton – The Odyssey Centre
This is an independent charity which specialises in providing an holistic approach to health care for people who have a diagnosis of cancer and their primary care giver. There are many types of therapies available.

Nightingale House
Westfield Road
Barton-upon Humber
North Lincolnshire DN18 5RQ
t: 01652 633 150

Lymphoedema service
Patients who have had either surgery/radiotherapy including the removal of lymph nodes following the diagnosis and treatment of certain cancers are at risk of developing lymphoedema.

To help with the prevention of lymphedema, patients are offered preventative advice and information on this condition, as symptoms can occur any time following your surgery/radiotherapy and may even be years later.
For further information and contact details of local lymphoedema services contact your key worker/clinical nurse specialist.

Psychology services
Your dermatology specialist nurse can arrange a referral to a clinical health psychologist locally for those who are experiencing significant difficulty coming to terms with their diagnosis, treatment or prognosis.

There is also an oncology health centre based at the Queens Centre, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull that offers a drop in service for those patients who are receiving treatment or had treatment under the care of a Hull or joint based consultant.

Please ask your nurse specialist for further information or to be referred.

Social funding/welfare advice
Information and advice on benefits and debt management for patients in North Lincs is available from 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. An open drop in service is available Monday afternoons from 1.30pm.

Crosby Community Association
105-107 Frodingham Road
t: 01724 330 022

Spiritual Care services
The chaplaincy service provides spiritual, religious and pastoral care for patients and their relatives regardless of faith.
Chaplains are there to support all people, whether you hold a particular faith or not. Details of contacts and conversations are all confidential.
If you would like to meet with a chaplain please ask a member of your nursing team to make contact on your behalf.

Age UK North Lincolnshire

General homecare advice and information on benefits to clients aged over 50 years

50 Holydyke Road
Barton upon Humber
t: 01652 636208

27 Osborne Street
Grimsby DN31 1EY
t: 01472 344976

The Carers Support Centre

Free advice on income and benefits

Based at Brigg
t: 01652 601 973

Based at Grimsby
t: 01472 242 277

Changing Faces

Charity that provide help and support for people and their families who are living with conditions, marks and scars that affect their appearance.

t: 0300 012 0275

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support and campaign for better cancer care.


Maggie’s Centre’s

Skin cancer UK support group


Marie Curie

Provide support to cancer patients and their families


Skin Cancer Hub

Information on to support prevention and early diagnosis


Skin Cancer Foundation


Alopecia Patient support groups:

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