Care and support

Care and support

The Fountain Centre

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The Fountain Centre is a charity for cancer patients, their families and carers located in the St Luke’s cancer unit at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford.

When a patient is diagnosed with cancer they often find themselves in a state of shock with their lives spiraling out of control, not knowing where to turn. The Fountain Centre is there for patients and their families from the initial cancer diagnosis until treatment finishes and beyond.

We provide information, counselling and complementary therapies, in a calming and relaxed atmosphere, allowing patients to make informed choices and regain control of their future. We also have a wig bank, a lending library, and can provide information about local support groups, welfare benefits and a host of specialist cancer charities.

Our main centre is next to the chemotherapy wards and we have a second suite of facilities on Level A, next to the radiotherapy department. Our reception and lounge are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, and complementary therapy appointments can be booked in advance either in person or over the phone.

One in 3 of us will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives, and it is not just the individual who needs support, but relatives and friends as well. Every year the Fountain Centre helps over 2,500 newly diagnosed cancer patients and their loved ones to live with cancer.

There is more information about the services we can offer and how you can help our work on our website, or you can watch our film on YouTube.

The Olive Tree

olivetreeWe are here to help.  Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is a difficult, stressful and emotional time for both the patient and those around them. We provide a range of services to support you from the point of diagnosis, through your treatment and beyond; in fact for as long as you need us.  You are not on your own.

Come to the Olive Tree where you can meet and speak with people who understand and can help.

The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre is an independent charity providing a range of support to cancer patients, their carers and families.  Formerly known as the cancer self-help group Crawley Cancer Contact, the group was co-founded in 1990 by Heather Goodare and others, and was granted charitable status in 1992.  The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre opened in its present location in the grounds of Crawley Hospital in July 2009.

The cornerstones of our provision are in the areas of information, emotional support and complementary therapy.  However, we have an ever expanding offer of additional services including a cancer survivorship programme, a coaching programme, singing workshops and social events. The centre is open for information and enquiries from 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am – 4.30pm on Friday. We look forward to welcoming you to our centre.

Please visit our website for more information.

East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre

macmillan_logoIn partnership with the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, and working closely with The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre in Crawley, the East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre will offer patients, family, friends and carers a range of services including:

  • information and advice on coping with cancer and its treatment
  • counselling services
  • financial advice and support
  • complementary therapies; including reflexology and reiki
  • cancer support groups
  • exercise programmes
  • a range of classes to support those during and after treatment

Designed by experts and people affected by cancer, the centre will provides all-round support in a calm, non-clinical environment, with the simple goal of helping people affected by cancer to live their lives as well as possible.

The centre offers the very best in holistic care and support in the heart of the community.

Visit the website here.

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