Plans are being finalised to add a second floor to the Sir William Rous Unit, Kingston Hospital’s main building for cancer services, to accommodate the haematology service. The new haematology day unit is expected to be completed by the end of this year and will be large enough to treat 3,000 patients each year. For the first time it will enable chemotherapy services to be delivered from one building. As well as improving communication and support between the Royal Marsden chemotherapy team and Kingston Hospital’s haematology team, this new unit will provide a dedicated space for haematology cancer patients, while improving the patient experience.
We have committed significant funding towards the development of this additional floor, thanks to a very generous bequest from a past patient which is to be acknowledged in the naming of the new haematology day unit.
Architect's impression of Sir William Rous Unit's exterior
Architect's impression of a chemotherapy treatment room & nurse base