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.


The Royal Marsden has a hairdressing service for its inpatients, which offers a wash and blow-dry.

You can also discuss with the hairdresser how to manage your hair if you are likely to lose it as a result of your treatment. Find out more


We offer a wide selection of wigs. If you are likely to lose your hair and would like a wig, the appliance officer can supply and fit one for you. Please note that there is a prescription charge for wigs.

If you can't find a wig to suit you through the hospital appliance officer you could buy a wig or alternative head covering privately. Our staff will be happy to provide a list of wig suppliers. Find out more.

How do I get to see the appliance officer or hairdresser?

You can contact the appliance officer directly for an appointment or ask a member of staff to refer you.

Chelsea – appliance officer / hairdresser: 020 7808 2812
Sutton – appliance officer / hairdresser: 020 8661 3079