Centre for diagnostics, oncology and wellbeing
Get better care. Faster.
It’s easy to get better cancer care and treatment in Maidstone.Working in partnership with local medical professionals, we provide diagnostics, state-of-the-art radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments, and integrated wellbeing programmes. We also have specialist Clinics on-site, including Gynaecology and One-Stop Breast.
Easy access to treatments and services
Accessing the treatments, you need couldn’t be easier – there’s no waiting list. Your treatment can usually start within 5 days from referral, and we also offer same day diagnostics appointments.
We’re recognised by all the major private medical insurers and a range of self-pay options. We can help with the paperwork too.
At Maidstone we offer:
We’re always pushing the boundaries investing in the most advanced technology to develop better targeted radiotherapy treatments to provide:
- Surface Guided Radiotherapy (SGRT) enabling:
- Tattoo free treatments
- Faceless shells for patients with brain and head and neck cancers – this provides a less claustrophobic experience
- Quick daily treatment set-up reducing the time you spend in the centre each day
- Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), daily imaging to accurately target the treatment site
- Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) – this technique reduces movement in the area treated. For patients with left sided breast cancer it reduces the risk of damage to the heart. It is also used for patients with cancers of the chest and abdomen.
- Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) delivers fewer but larger doses of radiotherapy to treat certain cancers. This can significantly reduce your treatment period.
- Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) We offer VMAT to all patients. This includes patients needing palliative treatment who we normally treat within 2 days.
- Partial Breast Irradiation (PBI) is suitable for low-risk patients and has significantly fewer side effects offering better cosmetic outcomes without compromising long-term clinical outcomes.
- SpaceOAR Hydrogel – this implant can improve the short and long-term side-effects of prostate radiotherapy treatment. And is available to all men who would benefit at no additional cost.
We provide a full complement of chemotherapy regimes for oncology and haematology.
Treatment is provided in private pods with television, internet access, drinks facilities and lunch if required. And there’s a comfortable lounge for your friends and relatives.
Our team of nursing specialists offer a 24-hour, 7 days a week triage telephone service to assess issues and offer appropriate advice, liaising with your consultant as necessary.
- Our Specialist Clinics
When you’re worried about your health, you need to find answers fast. We run a number of specialist clinics should you have a concern.
- One-stop Breast clinics
- Gynaecology Clinics
- Holistic therapies and Living Well programme
We believe that it’s important to not just treat your cancer but to treat you. We offer a range of complementary therapies through our partnership with Penny Brohn UK. These include holistic treatments such as reflexology and relaxation as well as mindfulness meditation for our patients and their families.
Our counselling service is confidential. It can help you feel more in control by making sense of your feelings and managing anxieties about your cancer and its treatment.