Last night we attended a drinks Reception at Guy’s hospital for everyone involved in the design planning process for the new Cancer Treatment Centre due to open at Guy’s Hospital in 2016.

Planning permission was granted last week by Southwark Council, with the demolition work due to begin at the site in spring 2013. The new building will be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for oncology outpatients and a brand new Dimbleby Cancer Care Centre will be part of the ground floor or ‘Welcome Zone’. We have been involved in the planning process from the beginning and the new centre will further establish Dimbleby Cancer Care as a key part of integrated cancer services at GSTT.

As with the development of the Cancer Day Unit at Guy’s which opened in 2011, the Patient Group has played a huge part in the planning process of the new building. Patient experience is key to creating a service and an environment that delivers world class cancer care, and it was great to see everyone last night now that the Cancer Treatment Centre has passed the crucial planning stage.

Now the real work can begin! Be sure to expect many updates from us over the coming months as the demolition work on the current site gets started.