Chemotherapy and radiotherapy - where will I be treated?
Unless the chemotherapy
treatment is complex, it will be provided locally; otherwise it will be
given at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre.
All radiotherapy treatment is given at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre.
There are two main hospitals in Fife; Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy and Queen
Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline. You
can find more information about visiting times and how to find the hospitals on
the NHS Fife website or on our How to get to hospitals page.
There are directions to the Victoria Hospital on the NHS Fife website. There is also a pocket guide to the Victoria Hospital's new wing now available on the NHS Fife website.
Oncology Unit, Victoria Hospital
Queen Margaret Hospital
There are directions to the Queen Margaret Hospital on the NHS Fife website.
Haematology and Oncology Unit, Queen Margaret Hospital
Colorectal Unit, Queen Margaret Hospital
Additional information about where you might be treated, hospitals and clinic admissions and what services are available in NHS Fife - NHS Fife services (Living with my condition in Fife website).
Victoria Hospital, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5AH
The Victoria Hospital is located in Kirkcaldy.
Patients having chemotherapy, or other oncology services, will attend the Oncology Unit in ward 17.
Patients with blood and lymph disorders are treated here, as are any patients who have infection complications after receiving chemotherapy. Some in-patient chemotherapy is given in this area.
The Oncology Unit is in ward 17. This is situated on the 11th floor. There is a lift available. The in-patient area has 14 beds 10 of which are in side rooms.
The nursing station found in the centre of the ward and is the place to head for if you require any information.
Each of the single bedrooms on the ward has en suite facilities, a television, a radio and a nurse call bell. There is a phone available for incoming calls. We ask that you do not have any fresh flowers in your room as they can be an infection risk.
Day patients will attend the Haematology/Oncology Day Unit. It is a large open-plan area with comfortable seating by the windows at the right hand end of the ward. Patients can socialise, watch television, or read while receiving their treatment and medication.
The designated "quiet room" on the ward provides a private and relaxed setting where patients can sit and relax or discuss matters of a difficult or personal nature. It is equipped with a television and reading materials.
Patients having chemotherapy, or other oncology services, will attend the Oncology Unit.
Patients with colorectal cancer will attend the purpose built Colorectal Unit within the Outpatient Department.
The Haematology and Oncology Unit is located in Queen Margaret Hospital.
Reception / nurses station of the Haematology and Oncology Unit.
The waiting area of the Haematology and Oncology Unit.
The unit has a spacious treatment area which has access to a garden courtyard.
There is a comfortable quiet room which is separate and can be used for counselling.
Turn left after you come through the main hospital entrance into the outpatients area , passing reception and the ambulance desk. At the end of corridor turn right and the Colorectal Unit is the first door on the right.
At the end of the corridor, turn right and the Colorectal Unit is the first floor on the right
You will be greeted by the Colorectal secretary
Tea and coffee is available in the waiting area.
These rooms are used by consultants and specialist nurses to see patients.