The new RUH Cancer Centre will maintain the Trust at the forefront of innovation in healthcare buildings, and its place at the leading edge of mainstream Cancer Care in hospitals of its kind.
To see how the Centre will be built causing minimal disruption to the ongoing services our patients require please our developing the Cancer Centre site page.
We need your help to provide this wonderful healing environment for our patients and their families.
Key facilities within the new Centre will include:
Main Oncology atrium entrance
The finished Centre will feature a stunning central Atrium area used to create light, space and a choice of waiting areas in calm surroundings.
Radiotherapy with CT Simulator
The resulting completed new building has to effectively ‘bridge’ the void between the modern ‘RUH Central’ and Linear Accelerator Bunkers (‘Linacs’ – used for Radiotherapy treatment) in which RUH has invested heavily in recent years.
Dedicated Outpatients & waiting areas
There will be a choice of waiting settings including cafes, open seating areas, and quiet, private areas. This will be enabled by pagers as well as personal calls for appointments. There will be specific provision made for teenagers and young adults within the overall spaces.
This department is currently situated far from the main cancer services in the existing RUH North. It will be moved to its new location in the the new centre to help improve the patient pathway, and will include the new Gamma-CT Scanner that was purchased from the fundraising from phase 1 of the Cancer Care campaign.
Cancer Support Centre
A dedicated Patient Support Centre within the new Cancer Centre. A place where patients can access support and advice away from the clinical areas. Staff will not use this space whilst in uniform. There will be a communal table area and tea and coffee facilities for patients to help themselves. This area will be inspired by the environment created in the Dyson Centre for parents and the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.
Research & Education facilities
Clinical research and trials facilitated by a trials lab, quality seminar space, thoughtful presentation of research information, plus co-location of research functions.
Specialist Pharmacy will be in close proximity
Day Case Unit
Ward area, including single room accommodation
*Please note the actual layout, design and facilities are still to be confirmed and is subject to change.
Our aim is a Centre that is designed to facilitate the flow of our patients’ Cancer journey seamlessly; where each patient is treated as an individual with privacy and dignity respected as highly as the treatment itself; essentially a ‘compassionate’, soothing and healing building that emanates a feeling of well-being. It will welcome even the most reluctant of patients and provide nurturing care that maximises the impact of our clinical service – because it is our professional wish to provide the very best for our patients.
Dr Sarah Wexler, Consultant Haematologist, RUH
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.
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.
This page explains the facilities that will be found in the new Cancer Centre, from the stunning atrium to patient support centre.