The purpose-built University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre hosts outpatient and day care services for both cancer and non-cancer patients, a dedicated teenage and young adult cancer service, and a private patients’ floor run by HCA International.
Located on the ground and lower ground floors of the Cancer Centre, the Macmillan Support and Information Service provides advice and support for the challenges that a patient may face on their cancer journey. Patients, families and carers can drop in or book an appointment to access a wide range of information and support, from advice about welfare and benefits, to complementary therapy, emotional and psychological support. This service is also available for any haematology patients receiving their care in the Cancer Centre. The name of the Service reflects the importance we attach to our partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, and their support in funding the development of this Service. The Macmillan Support and Information Serviceis now supported by charitable funding from theUCH Cancer Fund andLeukaemia and Lymphoma Unit fund.
The Centre is equipped with the very latest technology to help diagnose and treat cancer more effectively. Patients will benefit from the latest advances in imaging, with the arrival of the UK’s first PET MR scanner providing detailed images with less radiation exposure. It is likely that this state-of-the-art technology will be used to treat other diseases (such as neurological conditions) and for research purposes.
Haematology (diseases of the blood) services for cancer and non-cancer conditions is provided on the fourth floor of the Cancer Centre.