Sep 26, 2017
Today (26 September 2017) marks the anniversary of the Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital opening its doors to patients for the first time.
The state-of-the-art centre has brought together most cancer treatment – including radiotherapy, chemotherapy, outpatients, physiotherapy and advice and support services – under one roof. Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust staff now see more than 600 NHS patients a day in the new Cancer Centre.
We supported the creation of the new Centre by providing a grant of £25 million towards high quality equipment and an additional £1.7 million towards an integrated programme of visual and performing arts to enhance the experience of patients, families, staff and visitors. We also drove a fundraising appeal to complete the centre.
This has transformed cancer patients’ experience as previously treatment was provided in multiple locations scattered around across the Trust.
It also includes a King’s College London research floor – the Innovation Hub – to bring treatment and clinical research closer together.
Since it opened 12 months ago, the Cancer Centre has won and been shortlisted for numerous awards, in recognition of its role in transforming not only the physical environment but also streamlining and improving the care pathway for patients. As a European Comprehensive Cancer Centre, the King's Health Partners Cancer Clinical Academic Group brings together world-class clinical services, research and education for the benefit of cancer patients in south east London and beyond.