Haematology and Oncology Centre
At Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre we care for patients who have been newly diagnosed with Cancer, and malignant or non-malignant haematological conditions, this includes all solid tumours, and blood disorders. Patients come to the centre for chemotherapy / radiotherapy / supportive and palliative care. Within the centre, we have a dedicated Acute Oncology Unit, which is a nurse led assessment area that patients can attend if unwell following chemotherapy or radiotherapy, with a 24 hour triage line.
In March 2014, we proudly opened an extension to the centre which includes a purpose built TYA Unit (teenagers and young adults with cancer), and a 21 bedded combined Bone Marrow Transplant, and Haematology Unit, with a day care facility attached to it, including an Apheresis Unit.
The Centre consists of a 30 bedded Oncology Ward, Ward D603, which includes an Acute Oncology Unit, and is home to the TYA unit called “Area 61”. We also have Ward D703, which is a 21 bedded purpose built Haematology and bone marrow transplant unit, with a day area attached. D703 specialises in complex bone marrow transplants and has 7 specialist ventilation rooms.
An Apheresis Unit and the Regional Haemophilia comprehensive Care Service is also housed within the Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant unit. The Haemoglobinopathy Service also sits within Ward D703.
We are keen to recruit nurses who are newly qualified, but also individuals who already have experience in haematology/bone marrow transplantation and adolescent care.
In addition to this, we deliver Outpatient Services including the Oncology Chemotherapy Day Unit and Oncology/Haematology Outpatient clinics, we also have two Satellite Clinics delivering chemotherapy at a community hospital, and a medical centre in the North and South of the city. Also, at BHOC, we have a Radiotherapy Treatment floor, including 5 Linacs, and a Brachytherapy Theatre, for delivering High Dose Radiotherapy, in addition to a new Gamma Knife suite, and a Nurse Led PICC (Peripherally inserted Central Venous Catheter) line Service.
The fantastic new state-of-the-art Teenage Cancer Trust Unit is an integrated haematology and oncology facility. It has three inpatient rooms and three day care spaces for young people aged 16-24 years. For the first time, young people from Bristol and the South West, have the opportunity to be cared for in a specialised Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) cancer unit, alongside people their own age.
To find out more about the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, click to visit the Trust page.