Support available over Christmas

Find out what support is available for you over the 2019 Christmas period.

Our helpline and WhatsApp service will be closed from 12:30pm on Tuesday 24th December until normal service resumes at 8:30am on Thursday 2nd January.

The last time a nurse will be available on our helpline before Christmas is 7:30-10:00pm on Friday 20th December. Please call freephone 08088 010 444.

Our website will be available throughout the Christmas period if you need any information.

Leukaemia Care office

Our office will be closed from 5:30pm on Tuesday 24th December until 8:30am on Tuesday 2nd January.

Please head to our website to contact our team and we will respond when our office re-opens in the New Year.

Medical advice

If you need any advice on symptoms or medication, call your haematology team. If they’re unavailable, call NHS 111.

In a medical emergency, call 999 immediately.

Available support

If you need any support over the Christmas period, whether it be advice on medication or emotional support, the following charities will be available:


Helpline: 0808 808 00 00

Opening hours: Please refer to Macmillan’s website for opening hours over the Christmas period


Helpline: 116 123

Opening hours: Please refer to Samaritans website for opening hours over the Christmas period

Age UK

Helpline: 0800 055 6112

Opening hours: Please refer to Age UK’s website for opening hours over the Christmas period

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