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The Beatson

The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre

Detailed information for Patients, Relatives and Carers, Cancer Professionals and the Beatson Oncology Centre Fund are now available through the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre website.  The information in this area of our website is for background only.

Glasgow is home to the UK’s most advanced NHS cancer centre. The new Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre opened its doors in 2007 and delivers an unprecedented level of care to thousands of patients from across the West of Scotland.

The £105 million state-of-the-art facility is the lead centre for delivering non-surgical cancer care in our area was built in the heart of the city’s West End on the Gartnavel site.  Rivalling Europe’s top cancer hospitals in terms of facilities and equipment, the Beatson provides West of Scotland cancer patients and staff with the most cutting edge equipment, treatments and surroundings to fight cancer.

Serving a population of 2.6million – more than half the Scottish population – the centre has clinical links with 21 hospitals in the West of Scotland. Beatson cancer specialists provide clinics at: Ayr and Crosshouse Hospitals, Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, Wishaw General Hospital, Monklands Hospital, Hairmyres Hospital, Vale of Leven Hospital, Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Victoria Infirmary and Lorn and Isles District General Hospital.

It’s Scotland’s biggest cancer centre and the second largest in the UK.  More than 8,000 new patients will be seen at the Beatson every year.

If you are a cancer patient living in the West of Scotland, the NHS will endeavour to provide your treatment as locally as possible.  However, there may be times when you will require more specialist non-surgical treatment and will be asked to attend the Beatson.

For further information, please visit the Beatson website.