How is the Beatson funded? Donations. We are extremely generously supported by Cancer Research UK and so do not purposefully solicit contributions to our work directly from the general public. Rather, we work with the charity to help their efforts in fundraising on our behalf.

Why is the Beatson called the Beatson? George Beatson’s Legacy

In 1952, as a tribute to his achievements in cancer care The Royal Glasgow Cancer hospital was renamed the Royal Beatson Memorial Hospital. In 1988 it closed its door in Garnethill. It then became the Beatson Oncology Centre at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow.

What does the Beatson Cancer charity do? Beatson Cancer Charity works in close partnership with clinicians and researchers at The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research to help to deliver life-saving research.

Is the Beatson an NHS hospital? The Beatson is based within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on the Gartnavel Hospitals campus and includes non-surgical specialist oncology and clinical haematology. Equipped to an extremely high standard, it has 146 inpatient beds, 48 chemotherapy stations and 12 linear accelerators for delivering radiotherapy.

How is the Beatson funded? – Additional Questions

What cancer charities are there?

Useful links: cancer charities and cancer information
  • Anthony Nolan.
  • Cancer Research UK.
  • Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance.
  • CLIC Sargent.
  • Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.
  • Kids Cancer Charity (Formerly known as Christian Lewis Trust)
  • JTVcancersupport.com (formerly JimmyTeens)
  • Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund.

Why do you go to the Beatson?

The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (BWoSCC) provides all radiotherapy services and much of the chemotherapy, for patients with cancer in the west of Scotland. We offer our service and care to 60% of Scotland’s population – 2.5 million people.

How do I donate to Beatson?

Other ways to donate
  1. Send us a cheque, made out to Beatson Cancer Charity and sent to Beatson Cancer Charity, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0YN.
  2. By phone, call 0141 212 0505 and we can take a card donation over the phone.

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