Cancer Services

The Belfast Trust provides a comprehensive range of services for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and blood disorders.  Oncology ( the treatment of cancer) and Haematology (the treatment of blood disorders) are grouped together in the Trust because the treatment for these conditions is often similar.

Our aim is to provide the best possible standards of treatment, care and support for patients and carers affected by cancer and haematological conditions.

Visit our new website dedicated to Cancer Services in Belfast Trust:

http://belfasttrust-cancerservices.hscni.net/

This site contains information for patients and professionals on the local and regional specialist services Belfast Trust provides for cancer diagnosis and  treatment.

The Trust works in innovative partnerships which brings together scientists, doctors and nurses from across Northern Ireland. By sharing knowledge and expertise we are increasing the pace of research and improving treatment for patients.

Oncology

The Oncology Service based in the Cancer Centre at Belfast City Hospital provides Inpatient, Outpatient and Day Case services. The Cancer Centre provides cancer treatment for people living in Belfast as well as a number of specialist regional services for people throughout Northern Ireland.

The main treatments offered to patients include:

  • Chemotherapy (Both as Inpatient and Day Case procedures)
  • Radiotherapy (This is a regional service so all patients in NI who require radiotherapy attend the Cancer Centre)
  • Brachytherapy
  • Ablation Therapy

The Oncology service also links with the 4 Cancer Units based at Ulster, Antrim, Craigavon and Altnagelvin Hospitals. The service is also has an extensive Clinical trials programme for both Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy.

For comprehensive information on Cancer Services in Belfast go to our new micro-site.


Haematology

The Haematology service is based at the Belfast City Hospital and provides Inpatient, Outpatient and Day Case services. Like Oncology, it provides treatment for people living in Belfast as well as a number of specialist regional services for people throughout Northern Ireland.

The main services offered to patients include:

  • Chemotherapy (Both as Inpatient and Day Case procedures)
  • Radiotherapy including Total Body Irradiation
  • Bone Marrow Transplants
  • Stem Cell harvesting
  • Apheresis


How to access the Service

Oncology – usually referrals will come from Consultants specialising in Cancer Surgery for patients requiring pre-surgical or post surgical cancer treatment.

Haematology – referrals will usually come from GP’s or through Laboratory and other Diagnostic Tests.