The Cancer Centre

Cancer Centre Waiting Room

The Cancer Centre at Royal Preston Hospital provides care and treatment for cancer patients from Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Our aim is to work in partnership to offer the best care and maximum support to cancer patients and their families, and to lead research programmes and develop new treatments that will improve outcomes for people with cancer.

The Cancer Centre is a modern, welcoming environment that provides specialist surgery, radiotherapy, drug therapies including chemotherapy, palliative care and a range of other support.

Around 200 patients visit the Cancer Centre every day, and we have clinics across the region to bring care closer to patients' homes.

We also care for inpatients in our specialist cancer ward, Ribblesdale.

The Cancer Centre provides complimentary drinks and snacks for patients who are having radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment, and cafe facilities for family and friends.

New radiotherapy machine for the Regional Specialist Cancer Centre at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

Cancer Centre

NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens announced today that the Regional Specialist Cancer Centre at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of just 15 hospitals in the country to be allocated funding for a new state of the art radiotherapy machine.

Cancer Centre Whilst many hospitals provide cancer surgery and drug therapies, radiotherapy is only available at regional specialist cancer centres. 

The investment in advancing radiotherapy treatment is in addition to a further £200m fund to improve cancer services and survival rates across the country. 

The £200m fund has been set up to encourage local areas to find new and innovative ways to diagnose cancer earlier, improve the care for those living with cancer and ensure each cancer patient gets the right care for them.

Karen Partington, Chief Executive of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said, “As the Regional Specialist Cancer Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria it’s important that we invest in cancer treatment,  technology and research to make sure we achieve the very best possible outcomes for our patients.  Early diagnosis and treatment is critical in giving people the best chance of recovery, so we’re delighted to have been awarded this money which will ensure we can continue to provide the very latest radiotherapy treatment for patients.”

“We will also be bidding for more money to invest in early diagnosis, supporting people through their treatment, and providing care after treatment.”

Helen Clements, Radiotherapy Service Manager and Lead Therapeutic Radiographer at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said, “Our radiotherapy centre is 20 years old next year so this investment is a perfect anniversary present and will enable us to further build on the excellent services we provide to cancer patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria.”