Patients and Visitors
Plymouth is a specialist tertiary cancer centre which covers a population of 480,000 across Devon and Cornwall. We have both an inpatient ward and an outpatient chemotherapy unit.
Bracken Ward is a 10 bedded high dependency transplant unit delivering specialist stem cell and haematology treatment to our patients in the southwest. This includes both autologous and allograph stem cell transplants.
Birch Day Case treats patients with both malignant and non-malignant haematological conditions. Treatments include chemotherapy, blood transfusions, venesections and apheresis. There is also a highly active research team department supporting our cancer treatments.
Our cancer services include a Macmillan Centre called the Mustard Tree which provides a fantastic support facility to our patients. This offers everything from a quiet space to counselling, treatments, financial advice to art therapy and mindfulness classes.
Our Haematology service has a really supportive friendly team. They will provide all training on both the ward and day case unit to ensure you are supported to deliver the best care. There are a number of nursing roles within haematology including ward and day-case nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists and research nurses.
We support all staff who want to further their education, there are regular teaching programmes within the Mustard Tree Macmillan Centre including ‘What is Cancer,’ ‘Cancer Treatments’ and ‘Communication’ study days which are on offer to all healthcare staff. We also offer the opportunity to study at Degree/Masters level in Stem Cell Transplant and Haematology modules.
We run regular recruitment events for qualified nurses (and those soon to be qualified), you can find out about our next Nursing and Midwifery open day.
Visit our volunteering page if you are interested in volunteering with us to find out more about careers in healthcare.