Private Patient Medical Day Unit, Sutton

The Private Patient Medical Day Unit (PPMDU) provides chemotherapy, monoclonal antibodies and other supportive treatments to adult patients with rare and common cancers.

We provide the highest level of patient-focused care for UK and overseas patients who are receiving some of the most advanced cancer treatments.

  • Private patient day services
  • Medical day unit and outpatient consulting department 
  • Provides support to over 30 different consultants

Patients attending the unit receive care from a team of specialist nursing staff and speciality doctors who offer continuity of care and support for patients and their families throughout their treatment.

Location, directions and parking

PPMDU is located on the first floor of West Wing at The Royal Marsden's Sutton hospital.

Opening times and visitors

PPMDU is open 8.30am-8pm, Monday to Friday.

Because of the space on the unit, we ask patients to restrict themselves to only one visitor at a time. We also ask that babies and children under 12 years old do not attend. If you have any concerns with this please discuss them with the nurse looking after you, the sister or the matron.

Food and drink

We provide morning tea and biscuits at 10.15am, lunch from 12pm-1pm and afternoon tea and biscuits at 2.30pm.

A light sandwich lunch is served rather than hot food because the smells of hot prepared meals can make some patients feel nauseous.

Day care and receiving chemotherapy

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Private Patient Medical Day Unit staff

All nurses are experienced in administering chemotherapy and other supportive treatments, as well as venepuncture and cannulation. This allows them to provide holistic and individualised care to all patients. This, along with broad experience in the field of oncology, promotes evidence-based care to a diverse patient population.

The unit promotes nurse-led care which is well supported by our consultants and medical staff. All nurses are encouraged and supported to attend educational programmes to enhance their practical skills. The nursing team offers a friendly and relaxed environment.

The matron is Catriona Cockburn and the sister is Charlotte Collyer.

Contact details

Tel: 020 8915 6670