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Oncology Service

Oncology is the study and treament of tumours. 

Our Oncology Service has over 100 members of staff working in the areas listed below, and provides treatments to thousands of patients across Leicestershire, Rutland and beyond. Each year we care for nearly 3,000 inpatients, over 30,000 outpatients and almost 13,000 day case and chemotherapy patients.  

Oncology nurses organising medications
The Oncology Service is made up of the following areas:

Oncology Wards

There are two wards for inpatients; Ward 39 (including Osborne Assessment Unit, OAU) and Ward 40. The wards are on the first floor of the Osborne Building at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. 

At present, visiting is not allowed in any area due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for up-to-date information about COVID-19. 

Oncology Outpatient Department

Many oncology outpatient clinics are held in the outpatient department on the ground floor of the Osborne Building.  However, depending on your type of cancer, you may be asked to attend a clinic at another hospital or in the radiotherapy department.

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, many appointments are being done as virtual clinics, so you may have a telephone consultation instead of attending the hospital.

Chemotherapy Suite

Chemotherapy treatment for your cancer will usually be given in the Chemotherapy Suite, which is on the first floor of the Osborne Building. 

GEMS Charity aims to help make patients and their supporters who visit the Oncology Unit in the Osborne Building at the Leicester Royal Infirmary more comfortable. Click on the link above for more information. 


This page last reviewed  30/11/2022