Cancer Care at Spire Southampton Hospital

With leading cancer doctors, the latest technologies and dedicated specialist teams, at Spire Southampton Hospital we aim to give you fast access to the cancer treatment you need in a caring and comfortable environment.

Helping you get the treatment you need, when you need it and back to normal life as quickly as possible

Spire Cancer Care at Spire Southampton Hospital

It is important to us that you feel safe, confident and reassured every step of the way. Our highly skilled teams of surgeons, oncologists and specialist support staff work together to deliver seamless private treatment and care for a wide range of cancers. They will make sure you are looked after from the moment of your diagnosis throughout your treatment and aftercare.

Spire Southampton Hospital's specialist cancer facility combines a full range of cancer technologies and treatments – including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgical treatment and reconstructive surgery all under one roof.

Your referral journey

  • If you experience untoward symptoms, contact your GP
  • Your GP can refer you to one of our hospital consultants
  • Your consultant will carry out a set of investigations to identify the cause of your symptoms, and may include a physical examination, blood tests, scans and biopsies
  • If cancer is detected, you will be referred to one of our oncologists or surgeons
  • You may have surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy as part of your treatment. You may receive all of these treatments options at Spire Southampton Hospital. Radiotherapy is now being offered on site, one of the first private hospitals in the area to do so. Find out more about Genesis Care (previously known as CPUK).

Your treatment

It may be the case that you receive all elements of your care within the unit, from chemotherapy to supportive therapies and follow-up care. Treatment regimes vary, and you may be asked to attend the unit for 2 hours or up to 8 hours per session. With this in mind, we have designed the treatment bays to make your stay as comfortable as possible. There are eight treatment bays with chemotherapy couches in each area and they are separated by wooden panel walls offering our patients individual privacy. There are also chairs in each treatment bay for your visitors to sit and relax with you while you are receiving your treatment. All the treatment bays also have televisions and internet access or you may simply prefer to read a book with a cup of tea or coffee. You also have the option of getting your bloods checked and your toxicities assessed at the unit, the day prior to chemotherapy. This in turn speeds up the length of time you need to spend in the chemotherapy unit on the day of your treatment.

Support and advice

We think that one of the most important parts of cancer care is providing you with the latest information on cancer treatment and the disease. The oncology team keep up-to-date with all the latest in oncology developments. You are given contact details for the unit on your first treatment and advised to contact us with any queries. You are also given your consultants contact details and emergency contact details are also available for you, your carers and your GP.

Exemplary clinical care goes hand in hand with the need to consider your psychological and social wellbeing. Through establishing links with the Wessex Cancer Trust, Jane Scarth House and Macmillan, we will be able to offer a wide range of supportive care options for both you and your family.

Scalp cooling

Hair loss, or alopecia, is a known side effect of some chemotherapy drugs. Scalp cooling can be used in certain circumstances to prevent or ease hair loss during treatment. It involves the use of a refridgerated scalp cooling system which is applied to the head during chemotherapy and works by reducing the amount of blood flow to the scalp, therfore reducing the quantity of the chemotherapy that reaches the hair follicles, reducing or preventing hair loss.

Funding treatment

Most medical insurers will cover the cost of chemotherapy, however, please contact your insurance provider before commencing any treatment. If you do not have private medical insurance you can pay for the treatment yourself.

For more information about self-pay prices, please call us on 023 8091 4471.

Macmillan Quality Environment Mark

We’ve been awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark at Spire Southampton Hospital. This award was developed in collaboration with more than 400 people living with cancer, who helped to shape its criteria.

The Macmillan QEM recognises that Spire Southampton Hospital provides a welcoming and comfortable environment for people with cancer. It also acknowledges that we respect our visitors’ privacy, we treat you with dignity and that our facilities will help improve your well-being.

The Chalybeate Suite

Private cancer treatment at Spire Southampton Hospital, Hampshire

Our oncology facility, The Chalybeate Suite, has been open since April 2010. This modern, light, open space has been designed to help make your experience as relaxing as possible with emphasis on delivering treatment as safely and as efficiently as possible.


How to get in touch

For more information on the Chalybeate Suite, our oncology unit, please call us on 023 8091 4454 or complete the form on the right-hand side of this page.

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Chalybeate Suite

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  • Oncology treatment bay

Advanced Radiotherapy Facility

Genesis Care

The Genesis Care (previously known as CancerPartnersUK) centre at Spire Southampton Hosptial houses the latest generation in radiotherapy technologies, including Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). Alongside the existing cancer services at Spire Southampton, it provides a fully-integrated range of cancer treatments on one site. This is only the second independent facility outside London where patients can have radiotherapy on the same site as their other cancer treatments.

Click here to read more about Spire Southampton's new radiotherapy facility.

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