An additional floor has been added to the Sir William Rous Unit, Kingston Hospital’s main building for cancer services, to accommodate the haematology service, which will be large enough to treat 3,000 patients each year.

This new floor enables chemotherapy services to be delivered from one building for the first time. As well as improving communication and support between the Royal Marsden chemotherapy team and Kingston Hospital’s haematology team, the new unit provides a dedicated space for haematology cancer patients, while improving the patient experience significantly.

It will also afford easier access to wellbeing support and the Macmillan and Information Support Centre.

The unit has been named after a grateful patient whose generous bequest in his will helped fund the construction of this new floor.