Oncology

Our service is based at University Hospital, Coventry, and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby. We also provide Oncology input to local cancer units.
Our cancer teams provide assessment, treatment, follow-up and supportive care for patients with cancer and a number of non-malignant conditions.
Ward 35
If you are admitted to Ward 35 you will be cared for by our team of nurses specialised in the care of patients with oncological conditions. Patients are admitted for a variety of reasons which could include elective admissions for procedures, to receive chemotherapy, radiotherapy and patients finding symptoms post chemotherapy difficult to manage.
We work closely with members of our Multi-Disciplinary Team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians and the Integrated Discharge Team who may also be involved in your care while you are an inpatient. A dedicated on-call consultant, along with a team of doctors, will oversee your care. Please be aware that this may be a different consultant that you usually see regarding your treatment.
 
Arden Centre Chemotherapy Suite
At the Arden Centre Chemotherapy Suite you will be cared for by our specialised team of oncologists and nurses. Patients receiving treatment for cancer attend the day unit for a number of different anti-cancer treatments and consultant appointments.
 
The Maple Unit
Our new £1 million state-of-the-art Haematology and Oncology ward at the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby, opened its doors in April 2021. The self-contained ward, which has five outpatient consultation rooms and nine day case treatment chairs, treats haematology and oncology patients from across Coventry and Warwickshire.
Patients receiving treatment for cancer attend the day unit for a number of different anti-cancer treatments and consultant appointments.
Radiotherapy Centre
The majority of Radiotherapy patients receive treatment as an outpatient where they come into the department daily. The number of treatments a patient has will depend on the area to be treated and cancer type. A doctor will discuss this with you beforehand.
In order to deliver treatment accurately and to reduce side effects, radiotherapy treatment must be carefully planned. Most patients will have a CT scan in the radiotherapy department before treatment can start. This CT scan is only used to plan the radiotherapy treatment. Our treatment team consists of therapeutic radiographers who deliver the treatment and physicists and dosimetrists who plan treatments. The radiotherapy team work closely with the clinical oncologists during the radiotherapy planning and treatment process.
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The Arden ENETS Centre of Excellence for Neuroendocrine Tumours
The Arden ENETS Centre of Excellence for Neuroendocrine Tumours is the regional centre for Coventry and Warwickshire. As UHCW holds this status we attract many referrals from local hospitals and hospitals trusts further afield.
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Cancer Information and Support Centre
The Cancer Information and Support Centre is available to everyone affected by cancer including people diagnosed with cancer, their families, friends and carers as well as those worried about the symptoms of cancer. The centre is staffed by a health professional specialising in cancer information as well as trained volunteers. It provides access to all areas of support, someone to talk to, appropriate information about a specific cancer, signposting to other sources of support and information including support groups and suggestions for practical help.
Our Living With and Beyond Cancer programme, developed by the NHS and Macmillan Cancer Support, supports people to lead a good a quality of life following their cancer diagnosis. The programme helps people emotionally, financially, and offers support and advice when you need it most.
You will be referred to us by your GP or another healthcare professional.
For out of hours emergencies, contact our Accident & Emergency team on 024 7696 4000.
Ward 35:
Third floor, West Wing, University Hospital
Phone: Area 1: 024 7696 5525; Area 2: 024 7696 5528; Area 3: 024 7696 5531
Arden Centre:
Main entrance to left of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.
Phone: 024 7696 7272
The Maple Unit: North Road, Hospital of St Cross, Rugby
Phone: 024 7696
Radiotherapy Centre:
Inside The Arden Centre
Opening Times: 8.45am-5pm Monday to Friday
Phone: 024 7696 7492
The Arden Neuroendocrine Tumour (NET) Centre, ENETS Centre of Excellence:
Wisdem Centre, University Hospital
Phone: 024 7696 5976
Cancer Information and Support Centre:
Main entrance at University Hospital
Opening Times: 8am-4pm Monday to Friday.
This is a drop-in service, no need for an appointment.
Phone: 024 7696 6052
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