Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

020 3826 2020 Rickmansworth Road , Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2RN
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A regional cancer centre treating over 5,000 patients a year, Mount Vernon provides patients with specialist radiotherapy and local chemotherapy services.  Through its partnership with the Royal Marsden and Institute of Cancer Research, it is also one of the leading cancer centres in the UK when it comes to researching new potential treatments. 

We have the first CyberKnife in the NHS. It delivers a high-dose radiation to tumours with pin-point accuracy – giving us more treatment options for our patients, especially those with cancers that are hard to treat or where existing treatment options may have run out. Please click here to find out more about the CyberKnife.

The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is located in Northwood, Middlesex and supports hospitals in Hertfordshire, North-west London and parts of the Thames Valley. Please click here to find out how to get to Mount Vernon and here to find out more about the facilities available to patients and their visitors.

Two additional specialist services, which are the responsibility of the cancer centre team, exist on the Mount Vernon site:

Supporting the cancer centre and our patients at Mount Vernon is a further, independently run unit:

Finally - would you like to make a difference and have your say about your local hospital? We are applying to become a NHS foundation trust and would welcome your support as a public member.

Click here to find out more about our foundation trust application and the benefits of membership.

Click here to sign up and become a member

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Additional information

The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre provides services and treatments to patients normally Monday to Friday, with some activity taking place on weekends also. The cancer centre's inpatient wards and the Michael Sobell Hospice provide care to patients on a 24/7 basis.

Last verified on 21/03/2021


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Latest news

Safer staffing levels

Ward staffing levels poster

Each ward at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre displays a staffing status poster, which shows the planned and actual numbers of staff on shift each day.

The posters are displayed on each ward where they can clearly be seen by patients, visitors and staff. Find out more about safer staffing levels on our wards.

Last updated on 19 March 2021.

Quality of service at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Requires Improvement
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Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

53%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 76 responses. 5926 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 2284 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

100%Patients recommend this hospital. 37 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

79%staff recommend this hospital for care. 76 responses. 5926 staff work at this trust.

Last updated on 08 June 2015.

Information supplied by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust