Role of the Cancer Centre
The Cancer Centre was opened at Belfast City Hospital in 2006. The Cancer Centre, houses radiotherapy, chemotherapy and a range of outpatients, day case and inpatient services. It specialises in the treatment of rare or less common cancers and those people with cancer who are undergoing complex or radical treatments such as radiotherapy*, some specialist surgeries, and many types of chemotherapy.
While the Cancer Centre building is based as Belfast City Hospital, cancer centre services are also provided at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Musgrave Park Hospital and the Mater Hosptial.
The cancer centre also provides cancer unit services for people who live within its catchment area.
*Due to the expensive equipment and accommodation requirements and taking into consideration the population size of Northern Ireland, radiotherapy is only provided at the cancer centre.