BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital provides cancer care specialising in chemotherapy, and is available to anyone affected by cancer.
The oncology unit (Kensington Suite) treats a wide range of cancers including:
- Colorectal (including kidney, liver, pancreatic, throat, bowel)
Although our oncology department is a day care unit, we do offer 24 hour care.
The experienced oncology nursing team takes pride in offering high quality care to our patients. Our team of specialist oncologists can provide the appropriate support and advice. We know that being diagnosed with cancer can be a worrying time, so don’t be afraid to ask.
Our patients are important to us and we endeavour to build strong relationships with them and take the time necessary to support them through their chemotherapy journey.
BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital, have a rapid breast care clinic which offers a fast, efficient service, from a prompt appointment with a consultant to any diagnostic tests that may be appropriate. For more information, click here.
A GP or consultant referral is essential. Self-pay patients are most welcome, insured patients are advised to contact their insurance company before arranging any treatment.
Patients attending the Kensington Suite are seated on comfortable reclining chairs, with additional seating available for visitors and have full access to our catering services. The Kensington Suite is open planned allowing for a friendly informal environment in which patients can meet other patients. This can often help patients feel less isolated when receiving their treatments.
Individual rooms are provided for patients as required for one reason or other, whether to do some work, read a book, watch television or just be on their own. We are also able to provide a playroom for patients who are attending with children.
The Kensington Suite also houses our oncology consulting room, which is used by our Oncologists/ Haematologists to see their patients and for outpatient clinics. This consulting room is generously sized to allow room for relatives and friends to join patients comfortably.
BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital offers cancer patients holistic treatment including chemotherapy. Chemotherapy treatment will be tailored to the individuals’ needs.
BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital is able to offer Scalp Cooling, a method used to assist with reducing the loss of hair during the course of some treatments with some of the chemotherapeutic drugs.
Although this cannot be recommended to all patients, the dedicated nursing staff will discuss with you the option of scalp cooling.
At the hospital we use the Paxman hair loss prevention system which is the one of the latest systems available to maximise patients’ comfort. We have four machines available for those patients who have the option to use this method.
BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital has an on-site Pharmacy which works closely with the oncology team to provide an efficient service. Our pharmacy service also provides all necessary information for your treatment, including the take home medication. They are available to answer questions and provide support for patients regarding their drug therapy.
Please call us on 01753 743405 to book an appointment.