The Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre

the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre The Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre
Mount Vernon Hospital

Tel. Helpline: 01923 844014

The Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre offers a wide range of support and information services to people affected by cancer.

All services are developed to support patients and their families, helping them cope with all aspects of the disease from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.

All LJMC services are offered free of charge to patients under the care of an NHS oncologist based at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. Private patients having treatment at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre may also be eligible to use our services.

The Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre services include:

A Drop-in Centre
Telephone Helpline
Benefits Advice
Complementary Therapies, which include:
Relaxation Classes
Ear Acupuncture
Aromatherapy massage
Indian head massage
Art Psychotherapy
Pre-Treatment Visits
Support Groups

The Drop-In Centre provides information and support to people affected by cancer, at any stage of the illness. It provides a place for people to ask questions or discuss issues face-to-face in a safe and confidential setting. Whilst the telephone helpline operates during opening hours and enables those who cannot get to the centre to access information and ask for a member of the LJMC team to visit them.

The LJMC offers a range of complementary therapies to patients for the relief of stress or stress-related symptoms. It is important to emphasise that these therapies are intended to complement conventional treatment. They are not alternative treatments and are not intended as a substitute for the medical treatment of cancer.

Charity Commission The Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre forms part of the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and the East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Click to visit the Charity's page on the Charity Commission website. (Registered Charity No.: 1053338)

How Frustrated Communication found the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre -

When our trustee, Pat, was in the early stages of her treatment for Breast Cancer she found the relaxation classes and the information provided by the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre particularly helpful. We are very pleased to see that they have developed the services offered since then.

How Frustrated Communication has helped:

In January 2009 we provided funds for the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre to print notepads with the centre's contact details - address and 'phone number which were used to give further hand written specific information and further contact details to drop in clients. This was the very first grant made by Frustrated Communication.

Feedback on the resources provided by Frustrated Communication:

Buz Coster, LJMC Marketing Manager, commented that: up to this point information had been written on scraps of paper so these notepads add professionalism and, more importantly, include our own contact details so that the client can more easily get back in touch if need be.