Mulberry Oncology Unit

Macmillan accreditationThe Mulberry Oncology unit at BMI Sarum Road Hospital in Winchester is a dedicated cancer treatment unit offering a full range of systemic anti-cancer treatments. Situated on the ground floor overlooking the gardens; the unit provides a peaceful environment in which to receive state of the art cancer treatments (including immunotherapeutics and intravesical therapeutics). All patients are treated in private rooms by a specialist team of oncology nurses. 

Safe, personalised treatment 

We offer innovative, consultant led treatments for a wide range of cancers including breast, bowel, gynaecological, haematological, lung, gastrointestinal and prostate in a calm and tranquil private environment where family and friends are welcome. The dedicated Oncology Unit nurses are skilled in dealing with symptom management, whether due to the side effects of treatment or the disease itself. 

The team works closely with the pharmacist, physiotherapists, dietitian and complementary therapist and the counsellor. Understanding that patient and family involvement are essential components of holistic care, the nurses provide patient/family education and support during each individual’s unique cancer journey. The Oncology Unit offers personalised care that meets the highest standards in cancer treatment. 

Our family-centred approach to care recognises the impact of a cancer diagnosis on patients and family members alike. We encourage loved ones and friends to visit. The unit has been awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM). The award highlights the environment; clever, sensitive design improves the outcomes and wellbeing of people living with cancer. Information about the cancer team, including contact information, can be found on the meet the team page. 

Features of the unit 

The service features 5 rooms (2 chairs, 3 beds), nursing station, kitchenette, treatment room, utility room, office, consultation/quiet room and a store room. Individual televisions, free parking, Wi-Fi, refreshments and tailored menus are available to patients. 

On call arrangements 

There is a 24 hour on call service offered to all oncology patients. They can access this by calling the unit within working hours on 01962 826120 or the Emergency phone out of hours on 07734 739898. The patients are giving these numbers prior to commencement of treatment and all phone numbers included in our admission pack. This will be manned by a trained nurse who has the ability to contact all consultants or arrange admission directly to the ward if necessary. 

Out of hour’s access to the department 

Currently there is no out of hour access to the Oncology Department but an experienced Oncology Nurse is available on the Oncology Helpline by dialling 07734 739898.

Research 

Although we are not able to offer clinical trials at the unit, your consultant will discuss with you whether there any clinical trials that you may be suitable for.