What we do

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides comprehensive services for patients with common cancers.

Patients with cancer are usually referred to an MDT (Multidisciplinary Team) for diagnosis and treatment planning. The aim of the team is to provide the highest quality, individualised care to all patients with these diseases.

The Oncology Team treats cancers such as breast, lung, colorectal (bowel), upper gastrointestinal (digestive system), gynaecology (female reproductive organs) urology, and cancer of unknown primary. Patients with rarer cancers are often seen at St James’ Hospital, Leeds.

Treatment is provided by a multidisciplinary team comprising doctors, nurses, dietitians, and psychologists. Radiotherapy treatments are provided by visiting doctors from St James Hospital in Leeds

Advice, support, and information is provided to other healthcare professionals, and to families and carers.

Services

The chemotherapy service at Bradford Royal Infirmary treats more than 100 patients per week. The service includes all the preparations for giving of chemotherapy and other drugs used to treat cancer. The day care unit is on ward 16 on level one at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Inpatient care is provided for patients with complications or side-effects from treatment or cancers. This is supported by an acute oncology nursing team. The inpatient unit is on ward 15, level three, Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Outpatient care is provided by speciality teams, with input from specialist nurses and dietitians as required. Outpatient clinics mostly take place in Outpatients West at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

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Interested in joining our team?

Our talented and compassionate staff care for a diverse population, making Bradford a special place to work. Choosing the right people is key to our success. If you think you’ve got what it takes, please contact us by email at careers@bthft.nhs.uk to discover more about our latest opportunities.

Advice on coronavirus for patients with cancer

We understand that people with cancer and their families might feel especially worried about coronavirus. Cancer treatment can weaken immune systems and people with cancer are among those at higher risk of complications, as some treatments can lower the body’s ability to fight infection.

The GOV.UK and NHS websites have the latest information on what to do to reduce the risk of catching coronavirus. It is important to visit the sites regularly, as the information they feature is constantly evolving.

If you have any concerns during and after receiving chemotherapy treatment, please contact the Acute Oncology team.

If you are undergoing other treatment for cancer you should keep in contact with the specialty health professionals who are caring for you.

General cancer support services

For any other queries, Cancer Support Yorkshire (CSY) advisers and wellbeing team members can be contacted about accessing welfare rights advice and wellbeing support and guidance via telephone and electronic media.

Additional support is also available through the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 0000. Alternatively, visit their website which provides details on cancer and coronavirus and a new diagnosis campaign where patients can register to receive support online and by post.

Are cancer services still open?

Yes. If you have signs and symptoms that could be cancer, you should call your GP for advice. Click here link for NHS advice on spotting signs of cancer.

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