Coronavirus (COVID-19): visiting The Royal Marsden suspended

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest: Visiting The Royal Marsden is still suspended, but we want to reassure our patients, their families and anyone worried about cancer during this difficult time that we are still delivering treatment - the hospital is open. Please see more information here about how we are keeping everyone safe.

How to self inject subcutaneous medication

Have you been asked to self inject subcutaneous medication? This film will refresh your knowledge and skills in how to do this.

For this procedure you require:

  • Someone who has been taught to perform this procedure
  • Alcohol swab
  • Needle
  • Syringe containing prepared medication 
  • Sharps bin

How to change a vacuum bottle

Have you been discharged with a vacuum bottle in place? This film will demonstrate the steps required in how to manage this at home.

For this procedure you require:

  • Someone who has been taught to perform this procedure
  • Alcohol wipe 
  • Vacuum drainage bottle
  • Dressing pack, including sterile towel, gauze and gallipot
  • Small waste bag.