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Cancer care

Cancer care services at Bishops Wood Hospital

Bishops Wood Hospital specialises in day-case and outpatient cancer treatments. Our experienced nursing team are specialists in all aspects of oncology nursing and take pride in offering exceptional levels of patient care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We strive to build strong relationships with our patients and take the time necessary to support them through their cancer journey. At Bishops Wood Hospital we have developed our service to ensure we have a strong body of senior oncology nursing staff on hand to ensure every aspect of this journey is given the appropriate advice and support.

The senior nursing staff have strong affiliations with the Mount Vernon Cancer Network and utilise these links to ensure our services are in line with the department of health guidelines and recommendations. Therefore, patients can feel rest assured that our nursing team always share the best interests of the patients they treat and care for.

Caring for our patients is of the utmost importance to us, which is why the renovations at the Pinner Park Ward were designed around patient input. The ward has a calm and welcoming environment, and patients are treated by a network of specialists, including:

  • Consultant surgeons
  • Consultant oncologists
  • Haemotologists
  • Radiologists
  • Oncology/Breast Care nurses
  • Oncology/Palliative
  • Dieticians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and language therapists

Our cancer care services include:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Surgical solutions
  • Systemic Anticancer Therapy
  • Radiotherapy

In addition to diagnostic scanning technology (MRI and CT), eligible breast cancer patients have access to single dose intraoperative radiotherapy (SD-IORTtm). SD-IORTtm provides breast surgeons and clinical oncologists with the ability to perform radiotherapy at the time of surgery, which eliminates the need for separate external beam radiotherapy, for up to 5 weeks post-surgery.

We treat a wide range of cancers, including:

Patient support from other Departments

We aim to make our patients as comfortable as possible and have a number of specialists offering support and treatment:

  • Dietician services
  • Pastoral care
  • Physiotherapy
  • Symptom control consultants
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Psychotherapeutic Counselling

On-site Pharmacy

We have a dedicated oncology pharmacy team, who provide access to treatments and supportive drugs. This team is integral to the multidisciplinary approach within Bishops Wood and will support our patients throughout their cancer journey.


Our pathology department has equipment to provide rapid results for blood tests ahead of treatment, providing key guidance for further care. Results are often same day, and the team supports our transfusion services and other specialist inputs.

Our individual private chemotherapy rooms include:

  • Comfortable chemotherapy chairs
  • Digital artist rendered mood wall with ambient music
  • En-suite facilities with a private bathroom, TV and wifi access


Multidisciplinary team

The multidisciplinary team works closely with the consultant oncologists to provide a holistic approach to patient care. The team includes:

  • Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
  • Dietician
  • Oncology specialist team
  • Palliative specialist nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Speech therapists
  • Pastoral care
  • Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Team of oncology nurses and Health Care Assistants

Oncology nurses

Our experienced nursing team are specialists in all aspects of oncology nursing and take pride in offering exceptional levels of patient care 24 hours a day seven days a week.

The Pinner Nursing Team and Health Care Assistants

On Pinner ward we have a highly skilled team comprising of registered nurses who are trained and experienced in cancer care, breast care, palliative and end of life care. Health care support workers also rotate through the in-patients and day-case patients we care for. Our team takes great pride in running a caring and compasionate service here at the hospital. Our multidisciplinary team are dedicated to ensuring our patients are treated in accordance with best practice guidelines as determined by the department of health and Circle Health.

We work very closely with our consultants and provide 24-hour holistic care to our patients and relatives/carers. We understand that undergoing treatments for cancer can be a frightening time, and our goal is to ensure you have complete confidence in our services. We will strive to make the time spent in our care as comfortable as possible for both our patients and their relatives/carers.

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Mr Ekambaram Babu

Consultant Surgeon


Bishops Wood Hospital 1 more The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Rajesh Kavia

Consultant Urological Surgeon

BSc(Hons), MBBS (Distinction), FRCSEd(Urol), FRCSEng

Bishops Wood Hospital 2 more The Clementine Churchill Hospital Syon Clinic

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Dr Amin Rahemtulla

Consultant Haemato-Oncologist


Bishops Wood Hospital 1 more The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Alistair Slesser

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS(Eng), MSc, MD(Res), FRCS(Gen.Surg)

Bishops Wood Hospital 1 more The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Miss Bareen Shah

Consultant Endocrine and Breast Surgeon

LMSSA (Lond), FRCS, FRCS (Gen surg)

The Clementine Churchill Hospital 3 more Hendon Hospital Syon Clinic Bishops Wood Hospital

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Dr Nihal Shah

Consultant Oncologist


Bishops Wood Hospital 3 more The Chiltern Hospital The Clementine Churchill Hospital The Princess Margaret Hospital

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