Building a new beginning for Cancer treatment at the Royal United Hospital.

One in three people are affected by cancer. Every day lives are changed forever by this disease, which indiscriminately alters the futures of people everywhere. Inspired by the design and results of the Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care, and the UCLH Cancer Centre which focus on an individualised and holistic approach to the treatment of cancer patients, we are building what we believe will be the best cancer centre for a district general hospital in the UK. This cancer centre will be a state of the art building, taking a holistic approach that is designed to produce a highly beneficial healing environment for patients and their families.

×Every few months we hold informal early evening events to provide an opportunity for our dedicated clinicians to share with with our supporters their vision for the new Cancer Centre. Book a place here

Changing the shape of cancer patients’ futures comes at a price – The Forever Friends Appeal is therefore raising a minimum £8.5m towards the cost of the RUH Cancer Centre (total cost estimated at c£28 million).

It is planned for the Cancer Centre to be fully operational by 2019, but significant elements will be commissioned and completed in advance of this date.

We need your help to provide this wonderful healing environment for our patients and their families.


Find out more about the RUH Cancer Centre

Find out about our vision for the Cancer Centre and how it will hope it will become of model for other NHS Hospitals.

Find out how the building will be designed around the patient journey, from the front door through to the exit.

The new Cancer Centre will be prominently located on the site of what is currently the 1940’s ‘RUH North and is part of a complex redevelopment.

The initial outline designs from international healthcare architects Nightingale Associates will provide a quality patient environment.

This page explains the facilities that will be found in the new Cancer Centre, from the stunning atrium to patient support centre.

Find out about our plans for a unique support centre where patients can access support and advice away from the clinical areas.