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Why choose Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital for your cancer care?

Here at the Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital, we are able to deliver comprehensive private cancer services across the region.

We are co-located with the NHS Trust regional cancer centre, St Lukes. As a result we have a team of eminent physicians, surgeons, oncologists, palliative care specialists and expert nurses all providing excellent private cancer care.

We understand cancer can be a frightening illness - access to the best treatment, the best care, and the most up to date advice is absolutely critical.

Our Private Oncology Unit

We are very fortunate at the Nuffield Health Hospital in Guildford to have a private Oncology wing. Here 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 (including a bedroom), to accommodate patients needing time for privacy or to be with relatives. We have consulting rooms within the unit where patients are seen by their oncologist and supported by nurses.

The Unit is staffed by a dedicated experienced Oncology 24 hour 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 McMillan Cancer Support for information and support.

Palliative care

The hospital offers a comprehensive palliative care service made up of Consultants in Palliative Medicine, Dr Andrew Davies and Dr Beata LeBon, who are supported by our Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care, Imelda King.

Chemotherapy services

Our chemotherapy unit is staffed by an oncology manager and a fully qualified expert nursing team of 6, including MacMillan clinical nurse specialists in palliative and oncological care.

We have a team of experienced Oncologists.

Radiotherapy treatment is carried out next door at the St Lukes Cancer Centre, a regional NHS Cancer Centre and part of the highly regarded NHS Trust Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Pastoral Care and Services

There is a lot of research to support the use of complementary therapies in the healing process for cancer and consequently we offer a reflexology service in the Unit as well as have access to the Royal Surrey County Hospital's Fountain Centre who offer a further range of therapies. We work with the Royal Surrey Hospital to provide a pastoral care service for all patients.

Specialist Surgical and Nursing Support

In Guildford, we have a concentration of highly respected, world renowned surgeons who regularly carry out highly complex cancer surgery here at the Nuffield Health hospital.

On our ward, we have 4 high dependency beds and 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 and a breast cancer patient support group.

We want you and your relatives to feel that you are in the best hands and have the best access to a successful outcome with us.

We’ve been awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark at Nuffield Heath Guildford 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 Guildford 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.