BHOC provides specialist non-surgical treatments for people with
cancer, and for people who do not have cancer but require
specialist radiotherapy or haematology services. The three main
specialities are oncology, haematology, and palliative care.
We provide a range of specialist
services, including treatments for radiotherapy, chemotherapy, brachytherapy, isotope treatments,
stem cell (bone marrow) transplantation, and palliative
You can also watch videos on living with cancer, preparing for
chemotherapy, radiotherapy for adults, and our
award-winning animated film "One of a Kind", explaining radiotherapy for
children. We provide supportive care through our psychological
health services, including the Cancer Information and Support
We are a specialist centre for patients with testicular
cancer, sarcoma, haematological conditions, haemophilia, sickle-cell and thalassaemia,
and are the designated centre for teenage and young adult cancer services.
We are the only Comprehensive Care Centre for Haemophilia in the
South West. As well as being the cancer treatment centre for
Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset, we provide
specialist services to people from across the South West.
We care for up to 1,000 people every week
There are two wards in BHOC - Ward D603 (was ward 61) and D703
(was ward 62) - and two day units (chemotherapy and haematology).
There is a combined outpatients department. The radiotherapy
treatment floor on LG2 (lower ground 2) has five linacs (linear
accelerators) and a brachytherapy theatre. The building houses an
isotopes unit with 5 single-bedded rooms on an isolation corridor
on Ward D603.
We provide chemotherapy in the community
BHOC provides services in the community at our satellite clinic
at South Bristol Community Hospital and
Clinical trials Concord Medical Centre in the North of the
city. Download our patient guide on Chemotherapy
in the Community to find out more.
The trials team ensure that patients have the opportunity to be
involved in relevant studies, and provide information, support,
treatment and follow-up as part of the Avon Somerset and Wiltshire
Cancer Research Network (ASWCRN).
Support for patients and families
We know that distress can be a natural response to the
experience of cancer and its treatments, and so there are
psychological health services at the BHOC specifically to support
people affected by cancer.