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The Beatson - West of Scotland Cancer CareNHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Patient Services

This area of our website details information on the key services the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (BWoSCC) provides.

General information on Patient Transport, directions, visiting times, location of patient facilities and other useful information can be found in this section.  Please follow the links on the left of the page.


Under In Patients there is further information on each of the 9 wards.  There is also a section about the amenities available to inpatients in the Beatson Cancer Charity Wellbeing Centre


The Teenage Cancer Trust Unit is located on Wards B4 and B7 – for more information visit the Teenage Cancer Trust section.


There is also specific information on the following areas:

Out Patients – includes information about the outpatient clinic area and the taking of blood samples.


The Chemotherapy section contains information about the MacMillan Day Case Unit where the majority of outpatient chemotherapy is given.


Radiotherapy – includes general information about the Radiotherapy Department, the Simulators, the Mould Room and Radiotherapy Physics.


Brachytherapy is a specialised branch of radiotherapy delivered by specialist staff to in-patients and out-patients in Ward B3.


CT Simulator and Acuity Simulator appointments are designed to assist in the planning stages of Radiotherapy treatment.  CT scan (or CAT scan) stands for Computerised (Axial) Tomography scan. A CT scan uses X–Rays to take pictures from all around the body and then a computer puts them together.


Visit the PET-CT Centre page for more information on the work in this section. PET stands for Positron Emission Tomography. It can show how body tissues are working, as well as what they look like. A PET-CT scan combines a CT scan and a PET scan into one scan.


If you have an appointment for the MRI Scanner; visit this page to find out what to expect.  The MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Scanner uses magnetism to build up a picture of the inside of the body instead of X-rays. For some parts of the body and for some types of tissues, it can produce clearer results than CT scan. For other situations, CT scan is better.


There is a Dispensary for patients within the Pharmacy. Visit the section for more information.


Clinical Apheresis is a small sub specialty within Blood Transfusion and Haematology. Visit the Clinical Apheresis Unit page for an insight into this specialist department.


Clinical trials add to our knowledge about existing treatments and offer ways of testing a new anticancer treatments. Research studies involving people are called Clinical Trials. If you are participating in a clinical trial or simply wish to find out more visit the Clinical Trials page.


Palliative Care is aimed at achieving the best quality of life for patients and their families throughout the course of their illness.


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  • Outpatient Information
  • Outpatient Information

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  • Support & Information

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