Cancer and Support

Fast Track Referrals


A fast track referral happens when a GP has concerns that a patient’s symptoms might suggest cancer or symptoms need prompt assessment to make sure it is not cancer. We make a referral to the hospital and an appointment to see a specialist is arranged within two weeks. The hospital contacts the patient by telephone to schedule the appointment or any tests that need to be done. Please follow link below to download patient information regarding fast track referrals. 

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Fast-track Referral


Palliative and Terminal Care

Mountbatten Hampshire 

(Formerly Countess Mountbatten Hospice) is our local hospice. It is a charity which provdes free care and support to people with any life-limiting illness, including respiratory disease, Motor Neuron Disease, Heart Disease, Advanced Dementia and cancer. It also provides free bereavement and psychological support to patients and their families. Much of their work takes place in people own homes accross the community. 

Contact Details:

Community Hub 02382 548860
Inpatient Unit 02382 548810
Psychology, Bereavement and Spiritual Care 02382 548840

Anne Robson Trust's helpline is run by trained volunteer and provide free, confidential support for people facing the end of life. It operates five days a week

Contact: 0808 801 0688 

Wessex Cancer Trust

Wessex Cancer Trust helps and supports anyone affected by cancer regardless of age, gender or type of cancer. They offer free support for as long as people need it, away from a hospital environment. At their cancer Support Centres, clients are welcomed by volunteer befrienders who are equipped to provide information, support and a listening ear. A team of specialist counsellors are on hand to help deal with the emotional impact of cancer, and complementary therapies aimed to improve well-being, help with pain management and increase self-confidence. Trust also provides health and well-being information, exercise programmes and courses to help clients move on from cancer.

Tel: 02380516576