The Dorset Cancer Centre is based at
Poole Hospital and is the major specialist cancer treatment centre
for adults in the county.
The centre provides a wide range of treatments including
radiotherapy and chemotherapy for both common and rare
The treatment of children with cancer is undertaken in
partnership with the
paediatric oncology centre in Southampton and the children’s unit in Poole Hospital.
The treatment and care of people with cancer can often be
complex, involving many different departments in the hospital.
Although the main treatment departments for cancer care are
within the cancer centre building, patients will often attend other
wards and departments for surgery, specific investigations or
To find out more about the care and support available at the
Dorset Cancer Centre, please use the links on the right and left of
VIDEO: Find out more about coming into our Day Care
Centre by watching a short viedo here
The Dorset Cancer Centre includes two inpatient wards. Click on
the links below to find out more about them:
The centre also includes a day care unit, which is where
patients attending for chemotherapy will usually come.