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Who are we?

When you’re affected by cancer, having the right information and support at the right time is essential. The Macmillan Information and Support Centre at Kent Oncology Centre and the Macmillan Cancer Support Pod at Tunbridge Wells Hospital provide a confidential drop-in service for anyone affected by cancer. This includes people who:

  • require information about cancer
  • have a cancer diagnosis
  • have survived cancer
  • are living with the consequences of a cancer diagnosis
  • want to reduce the risks of cancer
  • are a carer, relative, or friend of someone with cancer
  • are healthcare professionals

How we can help

Macmillan Information and Support staff and volunteers can help provide:

  • literature on all aspects of living with cancer
  • the opportunity to discuss treatments, side effects and other cancer related issues
  • the opportunity to talk
  • to someone in a private, comfortable and quiet room
  • over-the-phone information and support for those not able to access
    the service in person

We also offer

  • links to the clinical teams treating certain cancers
  • links to local and national support services
  • referral to other available support services
  • signposting to self-help and support groups
  • Look Good Feel Better workshops
  • a weekly welfare benefits clinic
  • liaison with other voluntary and statutory agencies
  • cancer awareness educational notice boards
  • health and wellbeing events

How you can find us

For Maidstone Hospital, you can visit the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at:

Kent Oncology Centre,
Maidstone Hospital,
Hermitage Lane,
ME16 9QQ

We are situated at the back of the Kent Oncology Centre in the Radiotherapy department.

For Tunbridge Wells Hospital, you can find the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Pod at:

Main entrance,
Tunbridge Wells Hospital,
Tunbridge Wells,

Opening times and how to contact us

The Centre is open Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm, except on bank holidays

You can call us on 01622 227 064 or email

Upcoming events - Cancer Information and Wellbeing Session: 26 April

Have you been recently diagnosed with cancer? Then our Cancer Information and Well-Being Sessions are here to support you through treatment. The sessions will give you a chance to meet other people diagnosed with cancer, link with support services, access information on a number of subjects, and attend talks from members of the cancer team on a variety of topics including:

  • Eating well and cancer
  • Emotional impact of cancer
  • Physical activity and cancer
  • Role of the Cancer Nurse
  • Local support services
  • Talk by a cancer patient about their own personal experience of being diagnosed with cancer.

You will be welcome to bring a partner or family member to the session and there will free refreshments and free parking for people attending the session. If you have any dietary requirements or any specific needs, please let the team know. There is limited disabled parking on site at Maidstone Hospital and the Academic Centre has a T-loop for people who are hard of hearing.

The next session will be:

26/4/24, 5-7pm, Academic Centre, Maidstone Hospital, Hermitage Lane, Barming, Kent, ME16 9QQ

If this you have any questions or would like to book a place on the session, please contact the Macmillan Information Centre on 07754 5643554 or email