Treatment for cancer patients

As well as providing hospital-based cancer treatment and care for cancer patients local to Barnet Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital, we provide specialist cancer treatment services to patients who live close to Finchley Memorial Hospital.

A team of specialist nurses and doctors provide the very best in palliative care and symptom control for patients requiring cancer treatment and for those with life-limiting illnesses.

Counselling services for cancer patients at the Royal Free Hospital

The oncology counselling services at the Royal Free Hospital are available to both in-patients and out-patients. The counsellors’ room is located on ward 2NA and the service is available Monday to Friday.

Cancer patients and their carers can be seen for cancer support either in this room or on the oncology wards. They can be contacted on ext 35395 or a referral form can be emailed to them.

Find out more about the Macmillan Cancer Support Centres at all three hospitals in our trust.

Cancer treatment services available at the Royal Free London

  • Breast
  • Lung
  • Lower gastro-intestinal (colorectal and anal)
  • Oesophago-gastro cancer
  • Hepato pancreato bilary
  • Thyroid
  • Kidney (renal)
  • Neuro-endocrine tumours
  • Skin
  • Urology
  • Cancer of unknown primary 
  • Acute oncology service

Facilities for in-patients requiring chemotherapy and radiotherapy

If you need to stay in hospital for a procedure or treatment you will usually stay on 11 East at the Royal Free Hospital, or Mulberry Ward at Barnet Hospital. 11 East is a dedicated oncology ward with 24 beds; there are four dedicated single occupancy rooms for radiotherapy treatment. Mulberry Ward is a dedicated haemato-oncology ward with 15 beds, of which six are side rooms.

Radiotherapy patients can download the following information sheet for more information on receiving IV contrast during a CT scan.

Day unit facilities for in-patients requiring cancer treatment

If you need to have chemotherapy treatment, or other supportive treatments, these will usually be given on our day surgery unit at:

  • The Royal Free Hospital – 2nd floor (2NA)
  • Barnet Hospital – Level 3

Care for cancer patients at the Finchley Memorial infusion suite

If you are receiving some types of chemotherapy treatment/supportive care and you live close to Finchley Memorial Hospital it may be possible for you to have some of your treatment at our nurse- led Finchley Memorial infusion suite.

Acute oncology at Barnet Hospital

There is a dedicated acute oncology team based at Barnet Hospital comprising consultants, a specialty doctor and a clinical nurse specialist.  They provide specialist care for oncological emergencies and support to the other clinical teams.