Cancer care firm opens Surrey unit

By Douglas Shepherd

The GenesisCare Surrey building was officially opened by (L-R) Justin Hely, GenesisCare chief executive UK and Europe; Dr Carla Perna, clinical oncologist and specialist adviser to the company, Jimmy Kwok, centre leader; the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust’s chief executive Louise Stead and Joe Mills, the trust’s director of strategy

Cancer care provider GenesisCare has officially opened its new £30m centre in Guildford, Surrey – its 14th in the UK.

The centre and research hub, resulting from a partnership with the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, said it would provide patients with access to the latest treatment options for cancer, under the care of ‘top-class doctors and clinicians’.

Centre leader Jimmy Kwok announced: ‘We’ll be providing patients access to some of the most advanced diagnostic and radiotherapy treatments available and working closely with leading health professionals to deliver an outstanding personalised patient cancer care experience.’

Patients can access specialist services such as exercise medicine, a well-being programme and therapies including counselling, reflexology and acupuncture, delivered in partnership with the Penny Brohn UK charity.

Justin Hely, GenesisCare chief executive UK and Europe, said: ‘We’re delighted to be extending our partnership with Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, a recognised centre of excellence for cancer. 

‘Our new facility will offer innovative new treatments, novel therapies and clinical trials proven to deliver improved patient outcomes to cancer patients across the south-east of England.’

Louise Stead, chief executive of Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, added: ‘We are very proud that our partnership with GenesisCare will provide private and eligible NHS patients access to new state-of-the-art treatment as we build on our position as one of the largest cancer centres in the UK.’