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Macmillan Information Centres

The Macmillan Information and Support Centres are open for face to face support from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.  We can also provide support over the phone or by email. Please do not hesitate to contact us on the number below:

01388 455231

Alternatively, you can email us:

The Macmillan Support Line is also available to offer confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. Call 0808 808 00 00 7 days a week, 8am-8pm.  For more information and resources visit

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centres in County Durham and Darlington

We have three Macmillan Information Centres which are located at:

  • Bishop Auckland Hospitlal (in the outpatients department)
  • Darlington Memorial Hospital (inside the main entrance)
  • University Hospital of North Durham (in the outpatients department)

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There are also informations point at Chester Le Street and Shotley Bridge Community Hospitals.

Our friendly trained staff and volunteers can help you to get the information and support you need, when you need it.  We know that coping with cancer is tough but we'll try to make coping with it a little easier.

Each of our centres offers a confidential, drop-in service and we have quiet, comfortable rooms if you would like to talk to someone in private.

We are here for you if you need to talk things through with someone, and can provide information and advice about a wide range of issues including:

  • Different types of cancer
  • Cancer treatments
  • Cancer awareness and prevention
  • Advice and support on financial and welfare issues
  • Information about local support groups
  • Contact details for local and national charities
  • Help on lifestyle issues including healthy eating, exercise and stopping smoking

We also offer a headwear service and bra clinics at:

  • Darlington Memorial Hospital, Bishop Auckland Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham

Anyone affected by cancer, or interested knowing more about it can visit or telephone us. We can also help you to search for information on the internet or refer you to other services.

Contact Details

Bishop Auckland Hospital

Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6AD

Telephone 01388 455231

Darlington Memorial Hospital

Hollyhurst Road, Darlington, DL3 6HX

Telephone 01388 455231

Chester Le Street Community Hospital (Information Point)

Front Street, Chester le Street, DH3 3AT

Telephone 01388 455231

Shotley Bridge Community Hospital (Information Point)

Consett, DH8 0NB

Telephone 01388 455231

University Hospital of North Durham

North Road, Durham, DH1 5TW

Telephone 01388 455231

Our email address is

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