Cancer patient

Patients to benefit from new cancer facility next spring

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has announced that a new facility that will improve cancer care is set to open next spring.

The new Aseptic Unit will be used to make chemotherapy medications for the health setting’s oncology and haematology patients, allowing the trust to become more independent and move away from relying on external support as extensively.

The new £2.5m facility will feature contemporary pharmacy clean rooms, safety equipment for preparing and handling chemotherapy, clinical trial medication offices, space for pharmacists, and more.

Stephanie Lawton, Chief Operating Officer, said: “The new Aseptic Unit represents an investment of £2.5million in improving the experience for our patients with cancer and the working environment for our people. The modern facility will enhance the high quality care our dedicated teams provide – thank you to everyone involved.”

The facility is being built at the back of The Princess Alexandra Hospital across from the trust’s Williams Day Unit, where patients get their cancer treatment.

The trust say the renovations have transformed the area, with Chief Pharmacist, John Biddulph adding: “We are delighted to see the construction of our new Aseptic Unit progressing at pace. This is a significant milestone in producing treatments for patients with cancer, with up-to-date technology and equipment. We are looking forward to the opening next spring.”

Website cover

NHE May/June 2024

Join the conversation shaping the future of healthcare.

Click below to read more!

More articles...

View all
Online Conference


2024 Online Conferences

In partnership with our community of health sector leaders responsible for delivering the UK's health strategy across the NHS and the wider health sector, we’ve devised a collaborative calendar of conferences and events for industry leaders to listen, learn and collaborate through engaging and immersive conversation. 

All our conferences are CPD accredited, which means you can gain points to advance your career by attending our online conferences. Also, the contents are available on demand so you can re-watch at your convenience.

National Health Executive Podcast

Listen to industry leaders on everything within healthcare

Whether it's the latest advancements in medical technology, healthcare policies, patient care innovations, or the challenges facing healthcare providers, we cover it all.


Join us as we engage with top healthcare professionals, industry leaders, and policy experts to bring you insightful conversations that matter.