Chemotherapy

Macmillan Day Cade Unit TeamChemotherapy is delivered within the Macmillan Day Case Unit, at the Beatson. Our aim is to make your time in the Day Case Unit as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

Where to find us

The Macmillan Day Case Unit is on level one of the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and is open 8 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday.

What to expect when you visit the Macmillan Day Case Unit 

  • Prior to chemotherapy treatment you must always have a blood test. This can be done at your GP the day before your treatment or at your outpatient appointment.  Your nurse/doctor will advise you of this
  • You may be asked to attend an outpatient appointment a day or 2 before treatment. This will depend on the treatment you receive. You will be informed of this on the letter that is sent out to you
  • When you arrive at the Macmillan Day Case Unit, check-in at our reception desk and have a seat in our waiting area, where there are some reading materials and a water dispenser
  • You can bring a friend/relative with you on your first visit. For your other treatments, we ask that you are dropped off and picked up. Staff in the day case unit will give your friend/relative a contact numbers to call to see when you are ready to go home
  • Once your treatment is ready you will be taken through to your treatment area where a team of nurses will look after you. There are 5 different treatment areas within the Macmillan Day Case Unit and your treatment will be given in one of these areas
  • If your treatment requires you to be with us for a long period of time, volunteers within the unit that come round with tea/coffee & sandwiches
  • Once your treatment is finished you can go home. Please check with a nurse in your area that you have the correct follow up appointments for your next visit.

Treatment & side effects

Qualified staff will discuss side-effects and self-care activities with you at your first treatment. This information will be provided in writing. Relevant information about your treatment will also be supplied.

Macmillan Day Case Unit staff

The day case unit has a team of dedicated staff who provide excellent patient care. There is always a member of staff around that can help or answer any questions/queries that you may have. 

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