Velindre Cancer Centre provides specialist cancer services to 1.5 million people living in south east Wales. One of the 10 largest cancer centres in the UK, activity has increased significantly over the years. There are now over 5,000 new cancer referrals and around 50,000 outpatient appointments each year. The division employs over 500 staff and has a budget of around £25 million.
Although Velindre Hospital remains the main focus for services, there are also a large number of peripheral outpatient clinics held at other hospitals through South east Wales, as well as out-based chemotherapy services.
Computers are available in the library for users to search the intranet, internet and knowledge bases, and training is offered by library staff. The librarians have access to networks, resources and health libraries in Wales and UK as well as other local library services to support any enquiries.
The hospital has excellent IT networking links. Access is available throughout the Network to CANISC which is an electronic health record and data collecting system.
The hospital provides a doctors' mess with a large flat screen TV with Freeview facilities.
Cardiff is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe with excellent road, rail and air communication. We boast excellent schools, sporting facilities along with the Millennium Stadium and cultural activities are all close at hand.
Rail links are available for easy access to London and other parts of the UK.
Free staff parking is available.
The Trust hosts an annual fellowship Royal College of Radiologists Part 2 intensive revision course and International revision course which are very well attended. Velindre NHS Trust is the NHS host organisation for the NISCHR Clinical Research Centre (previously Wales Cancer Trials network and the Clinical; Research Collaboration Cymru). This major Welsh Assembly Government investment in clinical research has been refunded for the next five years from 1st April 2010.
Good accommodation is available for doctors in training across the road from the Cancer Centre.
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