Cancer Service overview

We provide a comprehensive service to diagnose, treat and support people with cancer. All our three hospitals have specialist cancer teams and provide some or the full range of cancer treatments.

If you have a question about an appointment or treatment you can contact your clinical team. You can find their contact details on a clinic letter you have recently received.

AttendAnywhere video consultations for patients

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We've introduced video appointments to help us carry on seeing patients during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Many of our services are now using this resource. Visit our AttendAnywhere page to find out more and to watch a short video, which will help you understand how these video appointments will work.


Contact the chemotherapy units, Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm on:

  • Broomfield - 01245 514682
  • Southend – 01702 435555 ext 6124.


Our radiotherapy service is based at Southend Hospital. You can call them on 01702 435555 ext 7188.

Cancer information and support services

Having tests for cancer and going through treatment can be a stressful and overwhelming experience for patients and those close to them. Our cancer information & support services are located at each of our hospitals, and anybody affected by cancer can make contact.

You can speak to a specialist cancer nurse or trained volunteer, we can offer emotional support, help with relationship & family issues, practical help, healthy eating and exercise advise, complementary therapy, welfare benefits and employment support as well as clinical teams, we work very closely with the clinical cancer teams.

Macmillan Information Pod – Basildon Hospital

Located in the outpatients department and available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

This info pod is currently not manned, please call 01268 524900 ext. 3250/1239 or email

Macmillan Information Pod – Broomfield Hospital

Located in the atrium, the info pod is temporarily closed.

Please contact the Macmillan Information Centre at Southend Hospital on 01702 385101 or email

Macmillan Information Centre at Southend Hospital

Located on the ground floor of the Tower Block, open Monday to Friday between 9amm and 4pm. Contact them on 01702 385101 or email

Facebook @ Southend Macmillan Information and Support

Essex Macmillan Welfare Benefits Advice Service

We know going through cancer treatment can lead to a dramatic cut in income. There is an excellent welfare benefits service across Essex. You can self-refer via macmillan ( or call 0300 3730952.

If you are unsure where to start, please call one of the information and support services.

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