Northern Centre for Cancer Care

Chemotherapy services

Chemotherapy services at Newcastle Hospitals play a significant role in the treatment of patients with cancer.

These services are mainly provided in the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC) at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, with some chemotherapy treatment available at selected local health centres.

Our specialist staff ensure that patients are supported before, during and after their treatment.

To help meet patients’ needs our services include one of the largest ‘Macmillan Information and Support Centres’ in the North of England.

Our services

We offer the full range of chemotherapy services for cancer patients in Newcastle and across the North – many of these treatments are not available at any other unit in the region.

Every new patient is offered a pre-assessment visit before their treatment appointment. During the pre-assessment, our highly skilled nursing team will help patients to understand their chemotherapy treatment and aim to help reduce any anxieties they may have. This helps patients to be in the best position to receive chemotherapy, and will reduce delays on the day of treatment.

You can find out more about chemotherapy treatment at Newcastle Hospitals.

Chemotherapy in the community

With support from our colleagues at Macmillan, we have developed a service to offer patients in the North East certain types of chemotherapy closer to their homes.  

Some patients now have the choice of where they receive their chemotherapy. We can provide specific types of chemotherapy at:

Our community services are delivered by our experienced nursing team, and will help reduce our patients’ travel time and waiting times to have their treatment.

For more details about chemotherapy in the community, patients should speak to their doctor or nurse.

Our wards

The NCCC provides inpatient and outpatient facilities in four main wards:

The wards provide acute and continuing care for patients with cancer, including haematological disorders. Ward 33 hosts the regional centre for bone marrow transplantation, while Ward 34 includes a specialist teenage and young adult unit.

Staff you may meet

Some of the best national and international cancer care experts work at the NCCC. They provide total compassionate care for patients - from diagnosis and treatment, through to rehabilitation and post-treatment support.

In our wards, our highly-trained nursing and medical staff provide high quality treatment and care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our nursing team is supported by a range of other healthcare professionals including dieticians, physiotherapists, psychologists and a clinical educator.


Research into new cancer therapies is also a priority for the NCCC. We work closely with Newcastle University to develop the latest advances in cancer prevention, detection and treatment.

Much of our cancer research is co-ordinated by the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre.

More information

You can get more information about:

For more specific details about treatment, please speak to a member of staff on your ward. Alternatively, please contact us.

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