Cancer Support Services
Torquay TQ2 7AA
Tel: 0300 456 8000 (local rate) or 01803 614567
Patients with suspected cancer can be seen in speciality clinics within 2 weeks of the GP making a referral.
The Cancer Support Team aims to complement treatment by promoting physical, social, psychological and spiritual well-being, to enhance and maximise quality of life. This may include giving information, symptom control, welfare advice or emotional and spiritual guidance. The teams support is available to anyone diagnosed with Cancer, during and after treatment, and is not limited to Palliative Care.
The Trust offers a specialist Palliative Care Service.
In the Hospital
The Torbay Hospital Specialist Palliative Care Team works as a consultative service within the hospital. Patients are seen at any stage of their illness and irrespective of diagnosis.
Cancer Support and Information Centre
The Lodge is open on a ‘drop-in’ basis:
- Tuesdays, 9am – 1pm
- Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am – 4.30pm
- Fridays, 9am – 4pm
Booked appointments only on Mondays, 9am – 4pm and Tuesdays, 1pm – 4pm
Torbay Hospital Annexe
Old Newton Road
Torquay TQ2 7BA
Tel: 01803 617521 (answer machine out of hours)
The Centre offers the following services:
- Drop-in and telephone support and information, internet access
- Benefits advice
- Complementary therapies – massage, aromatherapy and reflexology
- Relaxation classes
- Genetic advice
- Wig fitting
- Macmillan patient grants
Specialist Palliative Care Services are also provided by the Rowcroft Hospice.We hope that you have found this video helpful. We use video across many of our services and you can see a list of the other services that use video.