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The scope

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital (CCRH) will be a new, purpose-built, specialist cancer research hospital where the majority of Cambridge University Hospital's cancer staff will be based.

CCRH architect image of patient room
Architect image of what a patient room may look like at CCRH.

The new building will include additional beds that are needed to accommodate increasing numbers of patients and more single rooms that are suitable for novel therapies and reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections.

It will also deliver additional capacity for day treatment and clinical trials and an expanded emergency assessment unit for cancer patients. Specifically, it will include:

  • Wards for Oncology, Haematology, Bone Marrow Transplant and a Young Adult Cancer ward
  • Outpatient department and diagnostic suites
  • Day units for Oncology and Haematology
  • Breast Unit.

How many beds will the hospital have?

CCRH will have 77 single inpatient rooms, along with a significantly expanded outpatient department and larger day patient unit. The day patient unit will contain our ‘cancer assessment unit’, which is to enable emergency cancer patients to avoid the need to attend A&E at a time of distress.