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Macmillan Information Centres

Macmillan Cancer Information Centres  

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) 

Mac Centres

 Mac Fiona Durham

There is also an information point at Chester Le Street Community Hospital.

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:Fiona and Susan Sland

  • 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.

Our centres are usually open between 10am to 4pm, however there may be occasions when the centres are closed. If you are making a special visit, please ring in advance to check.  A volunteer is at Chester Le Street Community Hospital Macmillan Information point on alternate Tuesday mornings.

Contact Details

Bishop Auckland Hospital 

Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6AD

Telephone 01388 455230

Darlington Memorial Hospital

Hollyhurst Road, Darlington, DL3 6HX

Telephone 01325 743008

Chester Le Street Community Hospital (Information Point)

Front Street, Chester le Street, DH3 3AT

Telephone 0191 387 6303

Shotley Bridge Community Hospital (Information Point)

Consett, DH8 0NB

Telephone 01207 594660

University Hospital of North Durham

North Road, Durham, DH1 5TW

Telephone 0191 333 2825

Our email address is

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'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham