Oncology & Haematology day unit (OHDU)

OHDU is an out-patient day unit facility open 8.30am-5.00pm Monday to Friday.

We have 9 chairs for the delivery of chemotherapy and supportive therapies, for adult patients over 18 years of age receiving treatments for cancer and haematology disorders.

The oncology & haematology service is covered with several visiting consultants from Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC).

We are located in the main hospital on the first floor. Turn left at the top of the stairs and the OHDU is located at the far end of the corridor.

Weston Area Health NHS Trust is part of the South West Strategic Clinical Network (SWSCN).

We follow the SWSCN systemic anti-cancer therapy protocols, you can access the protocols HERE.


OHDU Reception telephone number: 01934 647266 - Ext 5653

Alison Hatton - Senior Sister & lead nurse for chemotherapy - Ext 5657

Alison Leaney - Sister - Ext 5657


We have a dedicated peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) clinic which is held each Wednesday for patients receiving systemic anti cancer therapy (SACT) and or with poor venous access


We offer scalp cooling to reduce hair loss in some chemotherapies and use the paxman scalp cooler


Useful telephone numbers:


Oncology Secretary - Ext 3015

Haematology Secretary - Ext 3300

Haematology CNS - Ext 3404 bleep 180


Acute Oncology Service (AOS) for patients who become unwell whilst on SACT (chemotherapy) telephone number: 01934 881080

AOS CNS - Ext 3990 bleep 310


Out of hours AOS (Bristol Hameatology & Oncology Centre - BHOC)

Oncology patients - 0117 342 2011

Haematology patients - 0117 342 2016


Useful links

Understanding Your Treatment 

Bisphosphonate Treatment in Cancer Patients

DVT management

Blood transfusion and major haemorrhage

Neutropaenic sepsis guideline

Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) protocol

Cancer of unknown primary guideline

http://nww.avon.nhs.uk/dms/download.aspx?did=16663 management of magnesium replacement