The Priory HospitalPriory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7UG Directions
Mon - Fri: 6am - 9pm
Sat - Sun: 7am - 6pm
Yes - 285 spaces
2 electric vehicle charging stations
Comprehensive cancer services at The Priory Hospital.
The Priory’s Highbury Centre has been recognised for its excellence in providing an excellent cancer care environment, having been awarded a level 5 Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM). This is the highest level available - illustrating the commitment of the Highbury team to delivering outstanding quality cancer care to patients.
We often treat patients after they’ve had surgery as part of their pathway, providing them with a range of systemic anti-cancer therapies (SACTs), in particular, chemotherapy either for radical curative treatment or palliative care.
Our patients experience a range of treatments in a supportive and comfortable setting. This includes o chemotherapy, immunotherapy and blood product support in one of our eight dedicated chemotherapy pods each of which has its own accompanying triage assessment area/mini gym. Each pod has an entertainment centre and offers patients privacy if desired.
We also have excellent inpatient facilities for those requiring more inpatient care with six comfortable inpatient bedrooms, all of which are en-suite. Currently we are offering in patient chemotherapy on a planned basis. We aim to provide a bed within the hospital for short term emergency support where suitable, care will be provided by highly skilled and professional nursing staff at all times.
In the event of an oncological emergency, one of our chemotherapy nurses and consultants are on call 24-hour a day, so patients can contact us at any time if they’re concerned. We will perform a triage assessment with them over the phone to ascertain whether they need to come to The Priory Hospital for admission or further tests or investigation or to support a suitable referral to another healthcare provider.
We also have onsite physiotherapy facilities which offer a place where patients can undergo ‘prehabilitation’ to improve fitness before undergoing their chemotherapy treatment. Our physiotherapists carry out a comprehensive assessment to work out a tailored exercise program to help ensure that a patient is well prepared before, during and after their treatment – which has been demonstrated to improve patient outcomes.
Once a patient is referred to the centre they don’t go on a waiting list for treatment, their preparatory care starts right away. All patients enter the centre via a dedicated patient entrance rather than having to come in through the main hospital entrance.
At their first visit patients will generally see the appropriate specialist consultant for their condition and these appointments will take place in Highbury’s specialist consultation rooms.
All treatment pathways differ. Treatment pathways may include systemic anti-cancer treatment such as chemotherapy and others require only surgery and sometimes with or without radiotherapy. Sometimes chemotherapy is given before surgery and sometimes after depending on the cancer being treated.