Cancer Care (Oncology)
Providing the Best Possible Cancer Care
At the Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital, we are able to deliver comprehensive, first class private cancer services. Our standard of care was recognised when we became one of the first private hospital in the UK to be awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark for 'Cancer Care Facilities'.
We are co-located with the NHS Trust regional cancer centre, at Addenbrookes. As a result we have a team of eminent physicians, surgeons, oncologists, palliative care specialists and expert nurses all providing excellent private cancer care.
Cancer can be a frightening illness and access to the best treatment, the best care, and the most up to date advice is critical.
Our Private Oncology Unit
We are very fortunate at the Nuffield Health Hospital in Cambridge to have a dedicated oncology floor. Here our patients have privacy and comfort away from the main outpatient and inpatient activities of the hospital and can fully focus on their treatment and recovery in peace.
The unit has both chemotherapy treatment rooms, where patients can sit with other patients and relatives whilst treatment takes place, as well as private rooms to accommodate patients requiring privacy or to be with relatives. We have consulting rooms either within the unit or in the main hospital where patients are seen by their oncologist and supported by nurses.
The unit is staffed by a dedicated experienced oncology nursing team who are on hand to provide advice on every aspect of care for patients and relatives throughout the course of treatment. You can speak to any of us at any time, and we are happy to help you by liaising with GPs or other specialists you may need for support. We also have access to Macmillan oncology dieticians who can give advice on nutrition requirements and we work closely with Macmillan Cancer Support for information and support.
Our chemotherapy unit is staffed by an oncology manager and a fully qualified expert nursing team of 5, including clinical nurse specialists in palliative and oncological care.
Radiotherapy treatment is carried out nearby at Addenbrookes Hospital, a regional NHS Cancer Centre.
Specialist surgical and nursing support
In Cambridge, we have a concentration of highly respected, world renowned surgeons who regularly carry out highly complex cancer surgery here at our Nuffield Health hospital.
On our ward, we have a clinical nursing team who are experienced in managing pre and post operative cancer surgery, including nurses with enhanced cancer care qualifications.
Thanks to this extensive expertise we can provide treatment for most cancers, and also run a specialist breast screening service.
We want you and your relatives to feel that you are in the best hands and have the best access to a successful outcome.
Macmillan Quality Environment Mark Award
We’ve been awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark at Nuffield Heath Cambridge Hospital . This award was developed in collaboration with more than 400 people living with cancer, who helped to shape its criteria.
The Macmillan QEM recognises that Nuffield Heath Cambridge Hospital provides a welcoming and comfortable environment for people with cancer. It also acknowledges that we respect our visitors’ privacy, we treat you with dignity and that our facilities will help improve your well-being.