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Cancer Wellbeing Centre

Cancer Wellbeing Centre at Colchester Hospital

The Cancer Wellbeing Centre at Colchester Hospital provides vital support and information if you are affected by cancer. Whether you are a patient, family member or carer, the centre is there to help.

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The centre offers a non-clinical and relaxing environment in a tranquil lakeside setting. The building was funded entirely by community donations to Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals Charity’s Cancer Campaign.

The service provided by the centre includes:

  • specialist information and advice
  • counselling services
  • complementary therapies
  • physical activity services
  • hair and skincare advice
  • dietary advice
  • practical support
  • benefits advice and signposting
  • a venue for self help and support groups


Contact us

The Cancer Wellbeing Centre is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm

01206 745 347

At times when we have insufficient team capacity to safely meet the needs of people walking in to the centres, we will close the front doors and instead clearly invite people to access us via other routes that will remain available – telephone or email. Patients arriving for pre-booked appointments will be welcomed as usual by their therapist / counsellor

Outside the centre’s open times, contact details and forms will be available outside the centres and the phones will go to answerphone so that we can arrange to call people back as soon as possible.

A patient and volunteer’s experience of the Cancer Wellbeing Centre

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