Southampton Support Group

Our Lymphoma Action group supports anyone affected by lymphoma. We welcome everyone to our meetings including patients, family and friends. Why not come along and join us?


Meeting day and time

We meet throughout the year on a Wednesday or Thursday, from 2 to 4pm

Please see below for meeting dates and other useful information.

  • 19 December - CANCELLED OWING TO UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES

2019

  • 16 January


Going to a meeting

Anyone affected by lymphoma can attend a Lymphoma Action support group.  You don't have to book or even let us know beforehand that you are coming along - just turn up, you'll be made welcome.

There is no charge for attending a Lymphoma Action support group, though donations help us to continue to provide local support. 

At your first meeting, you will complete a registration form, which also enables us to keep in touch with you about future meetings.  You can request other types of information, including our popular Lymphoma matters magazine, on the same form.

You can attend our support groups as often and for as long as you need - you aren't expected to come to every meeting and don't have to tell us if you won't be there.  If you move on but then want to come back, perhaps because of a change to your lymphoma, that's fine, too.

Going to a lymphoma support group for the first time can feel like a big step. If you would like to talk to someone about it, you are welcome to call our Freephone helpline on 0808 808 5555 (Mon-Fri 10am-3pm) or email us at information@lymphomas.org.uk


Venue

Macmillan Centre, B Level, East Wing, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD

Enter the hospital at the Eye Unit, then follow signs to the East Wing.  The Macmillan Centre entrance is through the courtyard before reaching the East Wing.  There are very helpful maps showing how to reach locations in the hospital on its website.

Travel and parking

Car parking space at Southampton General Hospital is limited at peak times, so allow extra time to park before the meeting. You may wish to consider coming by public transport - see below.

Parking

The best car park to use is the Blue carpark, which is nearest the venue.  The main Orange car park is a longer walk. 

The Blue car park is accessed from Tremona Road, near the Eye Unit. You'll need to collect your ticket on entry and keep it with you, so you can pay at the pay-on-foot machine near the exit barrier and use the ticket to exit the car park. 

Entrance to the Orange car park (maximum height of vehicle 6'6") is also off Tremona Road and has the same ticketing system, with payment at the machines located on the ground floor by the entrance to the car park before returning to your vehicle, then using the ticket to exit.

Charges are £3.50 for up to 2 hours, £4.20 for up to 3 hours.  There are concessions for some patients; information about these are available from the department providing your care.

Public transport

A number of bus routes serve the hospital, with bus stops outside the main entrance on Tremona Road. Routes and times are available from the information point at the main entrance, where there is also a real time data board. There is a taxi rank outside the main entrance,and a free taxi phone in the corridor just inside the main entrance. There is detailed information about all forms of transport on the hospital's website.