Most children, teenagers and young adults will be initially referred to their local hospital where they will receive a diagnosis of their condition and possibly receive some of their treatment. Some centres may offer treatment that can be delivered at a local level but your doctors may also have to refer you on to other centres that can offer additional treatment. While local treatment is preferred by all, the service needs to concentrate very specialist care in one or two places. We carefully work out the pathways of care for individual patients so that optimal care can be provided.
There are 'shared care' centres in Dundee, Inverness and Dumfries where care is delivered jointly by the clinicians in those centres in conjunction with another centre such as Aberdeen, Glasgow, or Edinburgh. Some services (e.g. bone marrow transplant) will be carried out in one location only (Glasgow). These pathways of care are designed to give access to the best, safest and most rapid treatment for all children teenagers and young people with cancer in Scotland.
Please find a list of the main treatment centres below:
Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH), Foresterhill Rd, Aberdeen AB25 2ZL.
Tel: 0845 456 6000 NHS Grampian Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill Rd, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN.
Tel: 0845 456 6000 NHS Grampian Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre,1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0YN
Tel: 0141 301 7308 The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4AP
Telephone: 01387 246246 NHS Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary
Ninewells Hospital, Ninewells Drive, Dundee, Dundee DD1 9SY
Tel: 01382 660111 NHS Tayside Ninewells Hospital
Raigmore Hospital, Old Perth Rd, Inverness, IV2 3UJ
Tel: 01463 704000 NHS Highland Raigmore Hospital
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, 50 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4TJ
Tel: 0131 536 1000 NHS Lothian Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Royal Hospital for Children, 1345 Govan Road, Govan, Glasgow, G51 4TF Tel: 0141 201 0000 NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Tayside Children's Hospital, 4 Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF Tel: 01382 633830 NHS Tayside, Tayside Children's Hospital
Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU
Tel: 0131 537 1000 NHS Lothian Western General Hospital