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Radiotherapy Department

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Our Radiotherapy Department is a busy and modern department dedicated to delivering high quality and compassionate care to our service users. The department is based in a purpose-built unit on the ground floor of the Osborne Building at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. 

We are open to patients on weekdays for planning and treatment delivery. There is an out-of-hours emergency treatment service on weekends and bank holidays. Parking and transport information can be found by clicking here.


We have around 2300 new referrals to the service each year, and an annual workload of around 33,500 fractions (attendances / treatments). Meaning on average, our department treats 120-145 patients each day on our four linear accelerators.

Working closely with the Hope Clinical Trials team, we are able to offer our patients the opportunity to participate in national and international clinical trials. We are also very proud to be the host for the East Midlands Operational Delivery Network, which is being developed to ensure that all patients across the East Midlands have equal access to modern radiotherapy treatments.

We understand that support throughout and after treatment is crucial for our patients. To help us provide this care we have strong links with the Macmillan Information and Support Centre which has a variety of support services and information that you might find helpful. 

You may also be interested in the HOPE course. Click here for further information.

What is radiotherapy?                                                                                                                                  

For information about radiotherapy treatment click on the heading above.

Further information about the Radiotherapy Department is available by clicking on the links below:

Who will look after me whilst I am in the Radiotherapy Department?

The facilities in Leicester's Radiotherapy Department

Additional information including contact details for the Radiotherapy Department

 This page last reviewed 19/06/2023