Virtual event

RUH will hold a virtual event to share the progress of the new Dyson Cancer Center

The Royal United Hospital in Bath will host a virtual event later this month to provide an update on the construction of the new Dyson Cancer Centre.

The construction of the center is going well | Photo © RUH

Attendees will hear from clinicians moving to the new centre, the team running the project, Macmillan Cancer Support and building partner Kier, and RUH’s Art at the Heart team.

Residents’ questions about the new building will also be answered.

The new center is expected to open to patients in the fall of 2023.

When completed, it will house the majority of RUH cancer services, including oncology, chemotherapy and radiotherapy departments and research teams, as well as a 22-bed inpatient ward.

Ros Helps, RUH’s chief cancer nurse, said: ‘It’s amazing to see the plans we’ve been involved in developing take shape over the past year.

“The new building is located near the main entrance to the RUH, so we were all able to follow the progress!

“The three-story structure is now in place, the roof is in place and the internal partitions are starting to come in. You can already get a real idea of ​​how amazing this new facility is for patients, their loved ones and staff.

“We continue to provide high quality care at our current location, but we are really looking forward to moving next year.

“We know there’s a lot of interest in our new building, so this is a great opportunity for our community to follow our progress and answer any questions you have.”

The Macmillan Wellbeing Hub will be a prominent feature of the new centre. It will be a non-clinical, calming space where patients, families and caregivers can receive practical and emotional support.

Macmillan Cancer Care representatives will be on hand to outline what the hub will provide and answer any questions.

The new center has been specifically designed to provide a nurturing and therapeutic environment, so interior design, use of natural light, artwork and art installations all have an important role to play.

Hetty Dupays, RUH’s Head of Art and Design, will share some of the interior design work and specially commissioned artwork that will feature at the Dyson Cancer Center.

Anyone interested in the new Dyson Cancer Center is invited to attend the event, which will take place on Wednesday, June 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact [email protected] if you would like to attend or if you would like to ask questions in advance.

The event will be recorded so those unable to attend the live session can watch later at a convenient time.