Clinical Information

In Tayside, Ninewells Hospital has been designated as a Cancer Centre, providing a full range of services for a large number of patients with commoner cancers and specialist services for less common cancers; Perth Royal Infirmary has been designated as a Cancer Unit, providing a range of services for common cancers.

Oncology and Haematology serves the population of Tayside and North East Fife.   Radiation and Medical Oncology services are responsible for the delivery of all radiotherapy and currently a large proportion of chemotherapy.  Specialist Haematology services include the intensive management of haematological malignancies (leukaemia and lymphoma), including autologus bone marrow transplantation, and the Area Haemophilia service.

Oncology and Haematology has established links with the Cancer Unit at Perth Royal Infirmary, Primary Care, Specialist Palliative Care and the School of Nursing and Midwifery, at the University of Dundee, and the University of Abertay.

Within the Cancer Centre, cancer services are delivered by several specialties in addition to the service provided by Oncology and Haematology.

  •  General Surgery and Urology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • General Medicine
  •  Dermatology
  • ENT
  •  Plastic/Oral Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedic
  • Radiotherapy Nursing Team 


Clinical and Medical Oncology is situated in ward 32 and Clinical Haematology is situated in ward 34.

Clinical and Medical Oncology includes:

  • Ward 32, which currently has 26 beds, including 8 single rooms
  • Five day Unit

      ·     5 out-patient clinic rooms

      ·     Day-case chemotherapy area

      ·     Radiotherapy

      ·     Brachytherapy suite

  • Iodine Room.

Clinical Haematology includes:

·     13 beds, including 5 side rooms

·     Haematology day-patient area

·     Use of general out-patient rooms

·     Use of out-patient facilities in Radiotherapy and Oncology