Macmillan Acute Oncology Nursing Service

The Macmillan Acute Oncology Nursing Service is for patients who are acutely unwell due to their cancer or treatment. The nursing team will review patients in the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre (SROMC) and also see patients who have been admitted to hospital as an emergency due to their cancer or treatment. They work closely with all departments and cancer teams.

The Acute Oncology Nursing Team works closely with junior doctors, Oncologists and Haematologists, and is based in the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre (SROMC).

Their hours of work are Monday-Friday – 9am-5pm.

Patients may be seen in the SROMC or, if admitted, the nursing team will see the patient on the ward.

Patients who are on chemotherapy/immunotherapy treatment are advised to contact the Oncology 24hr Helpline (01423 555444) for advice if they are unwell. They may be asked to attend the SROMC for an assessment with the Acute Oncology Team or, if out of hours, be asked to attend the Acute Medical Floor for assessment.

Patients can be referred via a variety of routes including the Oncology Helpline, their GP, the Cancer Site Specific team, the Palliative Care Team and admitting ward teams.

Key staff

Team Leader Acute Oncology: Lucy Ward

Acute Oncology Nurse Practitioner: Tracey Malton

Acute Oncology Nurse: Danni Page

Location

Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, Harrogate District Hospital

Contact details

01423 557329

AcuteOncologyTeam@hdft.nhs.uk