Coronavirus (COVID-19): visiting The Royal Marsden suspended

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest: Visiting The Royal Marsden is still suspended, but we want to reassure our patients, their families and anyone worried about cancer during this difficult time that we are still delivering treatment - the hospital is open. Please see more information here about how we are keeping everyone safe.

Maggie's centre in Sutton

If you or someone you care about is diagnosed with cancer, we can help

Maggie’s at The Royal Marsden in Sutton will be closing at 15:00 on 24 December 2020 and will re-open on 5 January 2021.

Christmas opening hours

Our centres will be closing at 15:00 on Christmas Eve (24 December) for the holiday period and will re-open on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

Remember there is lots of cancer information and help with managing side effects and emotions on our website as well as stories from other people who may be in a similar situation to you.

If you're finding things difficult and need someone to talk to whilst our centres are closed over the holidays, then contact the Samaritans. 

They are available by phone 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You can also contact them by email or text.

Maggie’s at The Royal Marsden has reopened to visitors   

Maggie’s at The Royal Marsden has reopened for visits from both inpatients and outpatients. Dedicated spaces inside the centre have been set up for visitors to use – in line with social distancing. Equipment is also being cleaned between visits. 
Patients are welcome to come and use the space, and the Maggie’s team are available to provide support to any visitors who would like to talk. Any inpatient visits however, will need to be agreed by both the patient’s hospital team and the Maggie’s team prior to the visit. 
Use of the Maggie’s centre is also available to family and friends that may be visiting or accompanying patients. For more  information or to arrange a visit you can ring our centre on 0203 982 3141 or email: 
Another way for us to support you is online. You can read all of our blogs on how to cope with self-isolation and reach other people who know exactly what you are going through - a bit like at the kitchen table. Just visit our website. 
Maggie's is needed now more than ever and we will continue to be here for everyone with cancer and their family and friends. 

We are here with you.

Maggie’s at The Royal Marsden provides free cancer support for people with cancer and their family and friends, further enhancing The Royal Marsden’s world-leading treatment and care. 

With no need for a referral, patients as well as friends and relatives of patients can drop in for support with anything from managing stress to money worries. The centre provides a breathing space away from the hospital where visitors can meet people who understand what they’re going through or just take a quiet moment to reflect.

The services on offer are designed to further enhance the psychological support already provided at The Royal Marsden, and our Psychological Support and Pastoral Care team, which is funded by The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, is working closely with Maggie’s to ensure our patients are accessing the most appropriate support to meet their needs.

For referrals to The Royal Marsden’s Psychological Care service, please call 020 7808 2777 (Chelsea) or 020 8661 3006 (Sutton). Maggie's at The Royal Marsden is open Monday - Friday, 9-5pm. 

About Maggie’s:

Maggie's centres are built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, are warm and welcoming, and are run by expert staff who provide a full programme of support to help people live well with cancer. The new Maggie’s at The Royal Marsden is open to all cancer patients and friends and family of patients who are receiving treatment at The Royal Marsden or anywhere else in the region. 
The new centre, designed by Ab Rogers Design and constructed by building company Sir Robert McAlpine, marks another step forward in the redevelopment of The Royal Marsden’s Sutton hospital. Maggie’s is funded by voluntary donations and it's President is HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

Coming to a Maggie's centre can help you to make useful changes to your lifestyle. Our support has been shown to significantly increase your ability to cope with a cancer dignosis and treatment. You don't need an appointment and all our support is free.

For more information visit Maggie's website