Sheffield Ocular Oncology Service | A Centre for Excellence in Adult Eye Cancer since 1987
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals 
Telephone 0114 271 2029 or 0114 226 1341
We're here to support you
On your first visit you will meet your Support Sister (key worker). This will either be Sister Rhona Jacques or Sister Lesley Hinchliffe.

You can find out more about our Support Sisters on the Team page.
They will provide supportive care throughout your cancer journey which begins at your diagnosis and continues throughout your treatment and long-term follow up.

We recognise that eye cancer has a significant impact on both yourself and your family as you come to terms with:
  • the shock of diagnosis
  • adjustment to possible loss of vision of the affected eye
  • coping with the side effects of treatments
  • coping with fears for what the future may hold.
Ways in which we provide support

1. Support Sisters

The Support Sisters are a source of contact to ring if you have any concerns related to your condition.

Support Sister Rhona Jacques
Sister Rhona Jacques: 0114 271 2029
Or bleep through to the switchboard:
0114 271 1900
Bleep number: 2026
Find out more about Rhona
Support Sister Lesley Hinchliffe
Sister Lesley Hinchliffe: 0114 226 1341
Or bleep through to the hospital switchboard: 0114 271 1900
Bleep number: 2853
Find out more about Lesley
If you have any concerns during the evening or at weekends, please contact the Head and Neck Ward I1 on 0114 271 2504.

2. Counselling and information

The Support Sisters provide counselling to assess and provide information and support at the time of diagnosis and throughout your follow up.

They can also put you in touch with other patients who have undergone the same treatment to give you a more personal perspective of the journey ahead.

You can access information about your local cancer support centres through the Macmillan website: When you are on the Macmillan website, look for 'How can we help you today?' and click on 'I want to talk'. Click on 'Cancer Support Groups' on the left hand menu and type in your postcode to find the neatest group to you. We can help you access this information.
Useful contacts:

Macmillan Cancer Care
0808 808 00 00

Financial advice
Contact your local Social Security Office

OcuMel UK
Representing people affected by ocular (uveal) melanoma
Helpline: 0300 790 0512

The Eye Cancer Network
International education and support for eye tumor
patients and their families
'I was extremely apprehensive but it was nothing like I feared. The care I received in Sheffield was first class. The team are all dedicated, caring professionals who left me feeling I could not have been treated better anywhere.'

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