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HMR Community Cancer Service

The HMR (Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale) Community Cancer Service Team are health professionals providing individual support for self-management of health and wellbeing for patients who have received a cancer diagnosis (during or after treatment) and beyond.

We offer support from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond providing bespoke support packages based on the patient's own individual needs.  We work closely with other health and social care professionals and community services to provide the appropriate care and emotional support.

Drop in clinics are available which can be accessed via e-mail.

Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale, OL12 0NB
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Area serviced:
Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale
01706 517982
Opening times:
Monday to Friday 8.30am till 4.30pm
How to apply:
Telephone the service direct

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