The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre is an internationally renowned cancer centre and the busiest in the UK in terms of clinical activity and patient numbers.
Scotland's primary cancer centre
The Beatson is an internationally renowned cancer centre and the busiest in the UK in terms of clinical activity and patient numbers as well as being the second largest cancer centre in the UK delivering all of the radiotherapy and much of the chemotherapy to the population of the West of Scotland, with a catchment area of 2.5 million people, which is around 50% of Scotland’s population. Each year The Beatson sees more than 8,000 new patients and delivers more than 25,000 courses of chemotherapy and 6,500 courses of radiotherapy.
The Beatson is staffed by some 950 highly skilled and dedicated healthcare professionals across a range of disciplines.
The Beatson is based within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on the Gartnavel Hospitals campus and includes non-surgical specialist oncology and clinical haematology. Equipped to an extremely high standard, it has 146 inpatient beds, 48 chemotherapy stations and 12 linear accelerators for delivering radiotherapy. The cancer centre provides cancer patients and staff with the most cutting edge equipment, treatments and surroundings to treat cancer.
As a regional service, The Beatson has clinical links through service delivery with 16 West of Scotland hospitals across five NHS Health Boards.
Why we are needed?
Alarmingly, more than one in three people are affected by cancer in the West of Scotland - the highest cancer rate in Europe. 10,000 new cases of cancer are registered in Glasgow and Clyde every year.