The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre has been awarded £7.5million to make improvements to the cancer centre building. The works began in February 2023 and will be ongoing in a phased approach until late Summer 2024.
The improvement works may mean that you find your appointment or treatment is not being held where you might expect it, or you might hear noise from our contractors completing the works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and if you have any concerns, please speak to the member of staff taking care of you.
What improvements are being made?
We are making improvements to our:
- Chemotherapy suite – replacing external access doors where needed, refitting kitchens and toilets, replacing external fire escape stairs.
- The main hospital building – replacing flooring, replastering and redecorating, replacing faulty doors, improving roofs, refitting toilets, kitchens and clinical rooms.
- Our inpatient wards (wards 10 and 11) – replacing windows and doors where needed, replacing flooring, bathrooms and redecorating.
- Radiotherapy wing – replacing flooring, replastering and redecorating, replacing kitchen fittings and improving the toilets.
- Nuclear medicine – replacing external access doors where needed, refitting kitchens and toilets, replacing external fire escape stairs and redecorating.
What do I need to know?
Patients and their loved ones should follow the instructions on signage around the cancer centre, as well as any instructions given by staff.
Some of these works may involve the removal of asbestos from different areas of the cancer centre buildings. The presence of asbestos is not unusual in a building as old as Mount Vernon and robust, regular monitoring is in place to ensure everyone is safe and that there is no risk to patients, staff or visitors.
If an area is closed whilst any asbestos is being removed by our qualified contractors, please follow all instructions provided on signage in the area, as well as any instructions given by our staff.
If you are worried about the presence of asbestos in the cancer centre, please speak to your CNS who will be able to provide you with any advice or support you may need.
Who can I contact if I have any questions or concerns?
We’re very sorry for any inconvenience caused by the works, which are taking place to improve the cancer centre for our patients and staff. If you have any questions or concerns about the building works, please contact the cancer management team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org