London, UK. Our co-founder, Chris Draft, toured the brand new Guy’s Hospital Cancer Center in London.
The new, state-of-the-art Cancer Centre welcomed its first patients on 26 September 2016.
The new centre brings most of our cancer care under one roof, alongside ground-breaking research and clinical trials, helping us to improve cancer treatments and outcomes.
Why we built a new Cancer Centre
At Guy’s Cancer, our vision is to be “a world leader in caring for people with cancer – continuously innovating to improve the lives of our patients”.
The new building was designed to help us deliver this vision through our three key aims to be:
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Watch our film about why we built the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s.
Funding the new Cancer Centre
Largely funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the Cancer Centre at Guy’s was made possible by a grant of £25 million from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and a £15 million grant awarded to King’s College London from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (managed by the Higher Education Funding Council) for a Research and Innovation Hub in the new centre.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity has also provided a grant of £1.7 million for a visual and performing arts programme – no NHS funds have been spent on the arts.
Philanthropists from across the UK, US, Hong Kong and Singapore have so far donated a further £6m to the new Cancer Centre, including Dimbleby Cancer Care, who donated £2m and who provide an information and support service in the new building.
We are exceptionally grateful to the more than 3,000 generous patients, families, supporters and Trust staff who together raised an incredible £1.1million – by donating, running, cycling, climbing, abseiling, baking and dancing – to help make the Cancer Centre a reality.
Find out how you can support Guy’s Cancer and help our cancer patients receive the best possible care.