Rutherford Cancer Centres are a new network of private cancer treatment centres that have opened in the UK. Providing patient’s access to the latest in advanced cancer treatments, alongside their holistic supportive care teams. Rutherford Cancer Centres place exceptional patient care and comprehensive support at the heart of what they do, ensuring that every individual that comes through their doors is catered to with a tailored care pathway.
Who Are Rutherford?
Rutherford Cancer Centres are currently a three-strong cancer centre network located in Wales and England in the UK, with an additional centre opening in the North West of England, later in 2019. The open centres are currently located in South Wales, the North East and Thames Valley. The centres were built and are managed by Proton Partners International, a company at the forefront of innovative cancer care, and take their name from Nobel Prize winner, Ernest Rutherford.
Care That Is Second-To-None
When someone gets a cancer diagnosis, it doesn’t just affect their physical health but can turn their and their family’s world upside down. That’s why it’s important that patients aren’t just receiving treatment for their diagnosis but receive ongoing supportive care from a dedicated team of caring professionals.
Our passionate nurses accompany patients throughout their treatment journey and are available to talk to at any time during or after the delivery of treatment. Whether it’s in one of our onsite dedicated and comfortable break rooms or the patient chooses to reach out to their centre by telephone, the supportive care team are there to offer advice and guidance.
Furthermore, patients can reach out to their care team if they require access to further services, many of which can be provided in-house, including a range of supportive services and additional therapies. This can include receiving support on how to handle concerns including leading a healthy lifestyle or managing expected side effects in the short or long term.
Rutherford Cancer Centres provide patients access to innovative cancer treatments, including radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and, in the Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales, high energy proton beam therapy. The dedicated centres have been custom-built to suit the needs of cancer patients, providing comfortable treatment facilities with the most up-to-date imaging and treatment techniques.
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments are delivered in our contemporary infusion suites, with space for up to 10 treatment areas on the open ward, or patients can choose to receive their treatment in a private side room. The infusion suites offer comfortable seating, plenty of natural lighting and well-stocked refreshment facilities.
Rutherford Cancer Centres utilise several methods of radiotherapy treatment in their centres, depending on the patient’s circumstances, including VMAT (Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy), DIBH (Deep Inspiration Breath-Hold) and IGRT (Image Guided Radiotherapy). Treatment is delivered by an advanced linear accelerator, known as a LINAC machine.
Proton beam therapy, one of the most modern cancer treatment techniques, is currently available at the Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales, however, will be available at the Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley and Rutherford Cancer Centre North East later in 2019. In December 2018, the Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales was the first centre to be approved by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) to provide high energy proton beam therapy to patients referred by the NHS Wales.
Rutherford Cancer Centres were also the first centre to deliver high energy proton beam therapy treatment to a patient in the UK.
The Future of Rutherford Cancer Centres
Over the next four years, Rutherford Cancer Centres intend to open a further four centres and aspire to provide an advanced cancer care centre within a reasonable journey time for most parts of the UK.
If you’d like to know more about Rutherford Cancer Centres and our mission to transform cancer care, please visit our new website www.therutherford.com, launched on World Cancer Day, 4th February.