Is the Beatson part of the NHS?
The Beatson is based within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on the Gartnavel Hospitals campus and includes non-surgical specialist oncology and clinical haematology.
Why do people go to the Beatson?
The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (BWoSCC) provides all radiotherapy services and much of the chemotherapy, for patients with cancer in the west of Scotland. We offer our service and care to 60% of Scotland’s population – 2.5 million people.
Where can I have radiotherapy?
Radiotherapy is usually given in hospital. You can usually go home soon after external radiotherapy, but you may need to stay in hospital for a few days if you have implants or radioisotope therapy.
Is brachytherapy available at the Beatson Hospital Glasgow?
Brachytherapy at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre The brachytherapy facilities at BWoSCC are amongst the most advanced in the UK. There is a dedicated brachytherapy theatre suite and two state-of-the-art High Dose Rate (HDR) treatment suites that use tiny pellets of Iridium to deliver treatment in minutes.
How is the Beatson funded?
Donations. We are extremely generously supported by Cancer Research UK and so do not purposefully solicit contributions to our work directly from the general public. Rather, we work with the charity to help their efforts in fundraising on our behalf.
Is the Beatson a charity?
As a charity we are extremely proud to continue carrying the name and values of George Beatson. We will continue his legacy by supporting people affected by cancer, every step of the way.
What sort of radiation is used in radiotherapy?
Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses beams of intense energy to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy most often uses X-rays, but protons or other types of energy also can be used.
What is the Beatson Hospital in Glasgow?
The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre is the largest cancer centre in Scotland and is the lead centre for non-surgical cancer care for the West of Scotland.
How do I donate to Beatson?
Other ways to donate
- Send us a cheque, made out to Beatson Cancer Charity and sent to Beatson Cancer Charity, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0YN.
- By phone, call 0141 212 0505 and we can take a card donation over the phone.
How long does a course of radiotherapy last?
Courses of treatment The course of treatment usually lasts between 1 and 7 weeks. The individual radiotherapy doses are often called “fractions”.
What does gartnavel hospital specializes in?
inpatient psychiatric care
Gartnavel Royal Hospital is a mental health facility based in the west end of Glasgow, Scotland. It provides inpatient psychiatric care for the population of the West of the City. It used to house the regional adolescent psychiatric unit but this has recently moved to a new psychiatric unit at Stobhill Hospital.