Whether it is your first appointment or one of a series, we will do all we can to ensure your visit goes as smoothly as possible. Below is some information you may find helpful but please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need to know anything else.
How to find us
There is limited parking available at Weston Park but you may want to consider public transport as the links from the railway station and City Centre are very good. Full details of how to find the Centre can be found here (link to the how to find us page).
Where do I go when I arrive?
There are two entrances to Weston Park Cancer Centre, one at the front of the building, on Whitham Road and one to the left hand side of the main stairs, opposite the Weston Park Cancer Charity. Through both doors, you’ll enter on to the ground floor which is where you will find our main reception.
Once you arrive please check in for your appointment using the automated check-in kiosks – or our receptionists will give you all the details you need about where your clinic appointment will be held. Remember that if you do have any questions at this stage, however inconsequential they may seem, any of our team will be able to point you in the right direction.
Accessibility guide available
We have teamed up with Accessible Go to provide details on access at Weston Park and also the Royal Hallamshire and Northern General Hospitals which you may find helpful. Click here for more information https://www.accessable.co.uk/sites/weston-park-hospital.
What will happen at my appointment?
Your clinic appointment with the doctor will be held in our outpatients department, which is over two floors; the ground floor and the fourth floor.
You will meet with a specialist from your consultant’s cancer care team to discuss the next steps in your treatment, and to agree the best option for you. During your time at Weston Park Cancer Centre you’ll be cared by different specialists who will work with you to make informed decisions about your care and discuss your diagnosis and treatment options.
It may be recommended that you require further tests or scans or if that is not necessary your doctor will talk to you about treatment options, timescales and support available. Please take the opportunity to ask as many questions as you need to because we know there can often be a lot to take in during one appointment.
Can I bring a friend or relative to my appointment?
Yes, you can bring a friend or relative with you to your appointment. Many patients find this support helpful.
If you need to change or cancel your appointment
Remember that if you do need to change your appointment for any reason, you can cancel or rearrange by phoning the number on your appointment letter. This will also help us ensure that your appointment slot can be reallocated to another patient. If you have hospital transport booked, you will need to advise of this at the time of cancellation.
Is there anywhere to get food or drinks?
Refreshments are available at the ground floor WRVS snack bar, which sells hot and cold drinks and snacks.
The Dining Room on the 2nd Floor is open at the following times:
- Lunch: 1.00pm - 1.45pm
- Afternoon Tea: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
- Evening Meals: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
WiFi access & additional facilities
Free guest Wi-Fi wireless internet access is available to all our patients, staff and visitors. The WiFi network is called "Guest-WiFI". To use the WiFi, please read and accept the terms and conditions when prompted by your device.
Please note we are unable to provide technical support for patient and visitor devices. For troubleshooting support visit https://www.sth.nhs.uk/visitors/wi-fi.
Telephones are available on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors as well as the ground floor reception area. All phones have been adapted so they can be used by people wearing hearing aids.
A Scented Garden stimulates the senses and provides a relaxing environment for patients and visitors. The garden can be reached by going out through the conservatory from the main reception area on the ground floor.
The Patients' Library is situated on the 3rd floor of Weston Park Cancer Centre and it is open Mondays to Fridays from 9.15am-4.30pm. The Library has a wide range of books, talking books and large print books as well as a cancer information section. There is also a good selection of DVDs, videos, tapes, CDs, jigsaws and games. A trolley service visits the wards twice a week and regular activities such as bingo and craft afternoons are held around the hospital.
For further information about the library service please contact Chris, June and Sarah on 0114 2265390.
Weston Park Cancer Centre is proud to be a smokefree site. This means patients, visitors and staff cannot smoke in our buildings or on our grounds (vaping is permitted to support those using it as an aid to quit smoking tobacco). As a leading expert in cancer care, we also support anyone visiting or working in our hospital who wants to stop smoking. Contact Yorkshire Smokefree for support to quit smoking:
- 0800 6120011 (free from landlines)
- 0330 6601166 (free from most mobiles)