Find out what to expect when you are admitted to our service.

Admission and access

The surgical team sees patients within 24 hours of referral. The comprehensive multidisciplinary team incorporates 30 consultants working together from all specialties such as gastroenterology, radiotherapy, oncology, pathology and palliative care. Following initial consultation we will admit you within 48 hours. You are encouraged to contact us by telephone should you want to be seen urgently or before your scheduled clinical appointment. Following intensive diagnostic tests and discussion your first treatment will be performed within two weeks of admission.

Nutritional assessment

When you are admitted to hospital, your nurse will weigh you. The nurse will also ask questions about your appetite and any weight loss, and may refer you to a dietitian if necessary.

Additional resources

A specialist Macmillan nurse at Hammersmith Hospital can provide information and support and serve as a link to the doctors and other health professionals in the hospital.

Contact name: Cathy Dyer
Phone: 020 8383 1533

Macmillan navigators

As part of the Macmillan Cancer Support and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust partnership, we’ve introduced the Macmillan cancer navigators service.

Macmillan navigators offer a single phone contact for all cancer patients. They can help with booking appointments, accessing local support services and finding answers to any questions. Please call the Macmillan navigators team with any questions you have about your cancer care. Learn more about Macmillan navigators.