Finding your way around the Centre 

HCA HCA Aseptic production Cancer Centre outpatient service Cancer Centre outpatient service Macmillan support and information service Squire garden Haematology day care Teenage and young adult service Chemotherapy day care Shop and cafe Pharmacy dispensary Pathology and phlebotomy Theatres Imaging Nuclear medicine Volunteers

HCA Private Patients

Leading private healthcare group HCA International joined forces with UCLH in 2006 forming Harley Street at UCH. The state-of-the-art private outpatient facilities are on the fifth floor of the Cancer Centre and support the already extensive inpatient facilities already available on the 15th floor of UCH.

Staff conference facilities

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Aseptic production

We have highly specialised pharmacy cleanrooms for the manufacture and dispensing of sterile medicines. Aseptic production make chemotherapy injections, parenteral nutrition for adults and preterm babies, support fluids, antibiotic & clinical trial injections. We hold a MHRA manufacturer's licence.

Main cancer outpatient departments

Outpatients in the Cancer Centre are delivered across four floors; the lower ground floor, the main outpatient department on the first floor, young persons services on the third floor and additional outpatients on the fourth floor. The main multi-specialty outpatient department (first floor) has a variety of specially designed outpatient rooms to enable the delivery of one stop clinics, and full multidisciplinary assessment of patients.

Macmillan support and information service

The Macmillan support and information service provides a range of support and information to all patients seen and treated in the Cancer Centre, and to any other patient with cancer treated elsewhere within the Trust. Patients and their families can drop in to the Centre on the ground floor at any time for immediate information and support from supportive care professionals, or they may be referred for specific booked appointments with a member of the team, which consists of counsellors, psychologists, complementary therapists, nurse specialists, information specialists, welfare and benefits advisors, dieticians and lymphoedema specialists. Support group and group educational sessions will also take place in the Centre.

Squire Garden

The Squire Garden, named after the Geoff & Fiona Squire Foundation which made a significant contribution to the Cancer Centre appeal, is on the rooftop of the Cancer Centre providing a peaceful haven for staff, patients, their families and carers.

Haematology day care and outpatients

Haematology daycare is divided into two main areas:

  • Apheresis - where patients/donors cells are harvested for transplantation; for patients both within UCH and worldwide via the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Registry. We also provide a therapeutic service to a wide range of acute and chronic diseases such as Sickle Cell disease, TTP, Leukaemia and Myeloma
  • Supportive care - provides care to both haematology and oncology patients receiving blood products and/or other infusional therapies and treatments. We also provide an acute care service to haemato-oncology patients who are unwell and would traditionally attend A&E. The aim of this service is to ensure that patients receive the correct specialist treatment as soon as possible rather than experiencing potentially long waits in A&E.

Teenage and young adult service

The Teenage and Young Adult Service is based in a specialist unit and receives funding and support from Teenage Cancer Trust. The unit provides care, treatment and consultation for young people with cancer aged from 13 to 24 years and consists of consulting rooms, treatment areas, and a recreation area known as the Teenage Cancer Trust Hub.

The Hub includes a gym, DJ booth, computer gaming space, education zone and cafe

Chemotherapy day care

Patients receiving chemotherapy for blood and tumour type cancers are treated in the chemotherapy area. Patients attend from home daily or reside in one of our local hotels. This day service helps patients to live normal family and working lives during treatments.

Shop and cafe

The ground floor houses a café, open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 4.30pm serving a selection of hot and cold food, and a shop selling convenience items such as snacks, drinks and newspapers. There is no cash point in the building, although there are several located nearby in Tottenham Court Road.

Pharmacy dispensary

The pharmacy provides a patient focused dispensing service for all patients within the Cancer Centre. Chemotherapy, supportive care and clinical trials are all provided from one central point to enhance the service that we can provide. A state-of-the-art robotic dispensing system now allows for an even greater interaction between patients and the pharmacy team.

General areas

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Blood tests

The Centre has six well appointed spacious blood test rooms which have easy access to medical and technical support. Run by highly experienced professionals, our team liaises with pathologists to ensure that your blood tests are tailored to meet your individual requirements.

Day Surgery Unit

The Theatre suite comprises one operating theatre and one procedure room. There are two first stage recovery beds and a five bed day surgery ward. Patients using this facility will be predominantly daycase patients.

CT, MRI, X-Ray and PET-MR

The Imaging department has a 3T MRI scanner, incorporating the latest digital technology; a 128 slice CT scanner and a state of the art X-ray room. Images are stored on the hospital wide Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), and are reported by the team of highly specialised consultant radiologists based within UCH.

CT, MRI, X-Ray and PET-MR

The Imaging department has a 3T MRI scanner, incorporating the latest digital technology; a 128 slice CT scanner and a state of the art X-ray room. Images are stored on the hospital wide Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), and are reported by the team of highly specialised consultant radiologists based within UCH.

Plant/services

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Volunteers

Volunteers work throughout the Cancer Centre to help provide outstanding practical, emotional and financial support to patients, their carers and loved ones. From greeting and guiding visitors to young people’s activities or accessing information, they help ensure that people are looked after every step of the way.

The Cancer Centre is served by two lifts: the house lift and the garden lift. These lifts provide access to different parts of the Centre. Please check your appointment letter to see which lift you should use or ask at reception.

House lift:

  • 5th Floor - HCA Private patients department
  • 4th Floor - Haematology Outpatients
  • 1st Floor - Reception 1 Outpatients
  • GF – Macmillan Support and Information Centre
  • GF – Café and shop
  • GF- Pharmacy dispensary
  • LG Floor –Phlebotomy Blood tests)

Garden lift:

  • 5th Floor - The Squire Garden
  • 5th Floor - Fundraising teams (UCH Cancer Fund and Leukaemia and Lymphoma Unit Fund)
  • 4th Floor - Supportive Care and Apheresis (Haematology daycare)
  • 3rd Floor - Teenage and Young Adult Service (outpatients and daycare)
  • 2nd Floor – Chemotherapy
  • 1st Floor - Reception 2 Outpatients
  • GF – Macmillan Support and Information Centre
  • GF – Café and shop
  • GF- Pharmacy dispensary
  • LG floor – Imaging and Day Surgery

Please ask at reception if you are not sure where you need to go or how to get there.

About the Cancer Centre

 

Information for patients