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Chemotherapy Unit

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In-patient chemotherapy treatments are given on our Chemotherapy inpatient ward

Our Chemotherapy inpatient ward has 14 inpatient beds for patients having inpatient chemotherapy treatment and for patients with chemotherapy associated side effects such as neutropenic sepsis. We also have 2 isotope cubicles for patients undergoing iodine 131 treatment. The isolation cubicles are necessary due to radioactivity used in the treatment.

Out-patient chemotherapy treatments are given via chemotherapy integrated services

Tel: 029 2031 6256

Services include:

Chemotherapy Day-case Unit (CDU) - Patients having day-case chemotherapy. These treatments can take up to 8 hours. The unit is open from 8:30am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

Chemotherapy Out Patients Department (COPD) - The unit provides short infusion chemotherapy treatments. The unit is open from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

Rhosyn Day Unit (RDU) - This unit provides a variety of treatments including chemotherapy. Hours are 8:30am - 5pm Monday to Friday and 8:30am - 4:30pm Saturday.

Chemotherapy Outreach - Chemotherapy is also given in other hospitals in an outreach clinic by staff from Velindre's integrated service team. This now includes the chemotherapy bus that can visit different locations. 

Support services

A 24 hour support service for patients undergoing chemotherapy via Velindre. This is provided by a chemotherapy pager holder who uses a triage system to minimise the side effects associated with chemotherapy.

Clinical Nurse Specialists

The service is also supported by clinical nurse specialists (CNS). An IV access specialist nurse and the chemotherapy / navigator specialist nurse who work within and alongside the service. Providing key aspects of education and development.

Ward Manager is Meryl Moremon Tel: 029 2061 5888 email

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Last updated: 28/02/2014