Duke of Cambridge to Visit the Royal Marsden

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Duke of Cambridge to Visit the Royal Marsden
The Duke of Cambridge speaks to Consultant Medical Oncologist Professor Stephen Johston (left), during a visit to the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, in Chelsea, west London 2016

The Duke of Cambridge to Visit the Royal Marsden

Sutton, Surrey

Tuesday 16th May, 2017

The Duke of Cambridge, President of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, will visit the hospital’s facilities in Sutton on Tuesday 16th May. During the visit, which marks 10 years since His Royal Highness became President of the centre, The Duke will accompany and support staff as they go about their daily activities in treating and caring for patients.

His Royal Highness will firstly visit the radiotherapy department, where he will talk to clinicians and physicists about the UK’s first MR Linac, a state-of-the-art machine set to make radiotherapy more effective and reduce side effects for cancer patients. The Duke will then accompany a radiographer during their regular schedule, which will include calling a patient for treatment on a linear accelerator machine and monitoring them from the control room.

The Duke will then visit the Oak Centre for Children and Young People where he will accompany two staff nurses, supporting them in calling patients for chemotherapy treatment and checking blood pressure. His Royal Highness will then join two play specialists and patients in the play room for arts and crafts activities.

The Royal Marsden is the largest and most comprehensive cancer centre in Europe, treating over 50,000 NHS and private patients every year. It is a centre of excellence with an international reputation for ground-breaking research and pioneering the very latest in cancer treatments and technologies, as well as specialising in cancer diagnosis and education.

For more information about The Royal Marsden, please visit www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk.

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