State-of-the-art cancer services in Sidcup
Exterior of Guy's Cancer at Queen Mary's Hospital
Guy's Cancer at Queen Mary's Hospital (QMH), Sidcup is a state-of-the-art Cancer Centre that offers local cancer patients the opportunity for chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment closer to home. Please talk to your medical team if you would like to be treated here.
Services at Guy’s Cancer at QMH are available to patients who would like to be treated closer to home rather than having to travel to central London. There may be some treatments that cannot be offered here, and you may be asked to attend other locations to have these treatments.
The building provides a valuable Dimbleby Macmillan Support Centre for patients and their families.
Guy’s Cancer at QMH is part of a £30 million investment in developing facilities and services at Sidcup. The QMH site is run by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, with services provided by several organisations. The care you receive here is delivered by staff from Guy’s Cancer, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Watch this film to find out more about the Cancer Centre at QMH and hear from the chair of our patient reference group June Casson.
An introduction to Guy's Cancer at QMH – video transcript
Sir Hugh Taylor, Guy's and St Thomas' chairman: Well it's a new facility, a new state-of-the-art facility which enables cancer patients to receive treatment and advice all under one roof.
June Casson, patient reference group chair: The patient reference group was involved literally from the very start, even to where the Cancer Centre was going to be located.
Dr Majid Kazmi, chief of cancer services: Guy's Cancer Centre at Queen Mary's, Sidcup will allow patients to get access to the best treatments possible in a really state-of-the-art facility, but much closer to where they live.
June: Everything that was involved in the setting up of the centre, we've been consulted on.
Prof George Mikhaeel, consultant clinical oncologist: So we have a radiotherapy floor where we have two state-of-the-art radiotherapy machines, exactly the same as the ones in Guy's Cancer Centre and a CT scanner which prepares patients for radiotherapy treatment. There's a chemotherapy unit with two suites and a total of 14 chairs for chemotherapy treatments.
Deirdre Dobson, deputy head of radiotherapy: It's a little bit smaller, a little bit closer to home, they're going to meet the same staff that maybe helped them through their chemo, so our clinical assistants are working around the whole building, so things will be a little bit more familiar to them.
George: We have a support unit, run by the Dimbleby Macmillan team to offer supportive treatment, counselling, information and various complementary therapies.
June: This is a lovely light and airy building, so, in a lovely surroundings as well and I'm sure that the patients will appreciate it.
Deirdre: It feels really nice, it genuinely feels really nice to be giving the best to patients, and that's what I feel like we can give them.
We want your experience to be exceptional and we are here to support you.We want your experience at Guy’s Cancer at QMH to be exceptional. Our staff and volunteers are here to support you.
We will keep developing our services so they continue to meet your needs – please tell the staff treating you what we are doing well and what we could do better.