Working with Leaders in Oncology Care 

The Wellington has partnered with Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC) - a leading specialist in the medical treatment of cancer patients. Our alliance with this prestigious group means our patients will benefit from the Lodge Road cutting-edge facilities, and the LOCs proven successful methods.

This comprehensive oncology suite is supported by high end cancer specific imaging, alongside a state-of-the-art, 10 bay chemotherapy suites and a dedicated oncology pharmacy. Patients requiring ongoing cancer care will have access to all necessary treatment on site.

This comprehensive oncology suite includes: 

  • 10 day patient bays with reclining chairs
  • Complementary therapy room
  • Ground floor location with vechicle drop-off
  • Four consulting rooms
  • Oncology Pharmacy
  • Private room for patient assessment

The LOC is supported by onsite high-end cancer specific imaging, and patients requiring ongoing cancer care will have access to all necessary treatments on site.

Diagnostic tests and procedures are carried out to determine a diagnosis of cancer. Before you visit the LOC you may have already undergone some diagnostic testing.

There are a wide range of diagnostics tests, many of which are used in combination to accurately determine; the presence of cancer, the type and location of cancer and extent and stage of disease.

This detailed identification allows your consultant to develop your personalised treatment plan. Some of the most common diagnostic tests and procedures which we use include:

  • Biopsy
  • Laboratory tests (e.g. blood, urine)
  • Imaging tests (e.g. X-ray, PET/CT, MRI, Ultrasound)
  • Nuclear medicine scans (e.g. bone scan, EDTA)
  • Endoscopy, Colonoscopy
  • Mammography
  • Genetic molecular blood tests
  • Cardiology echocardiograms
  • Interventional radiology

Within minutes of having any of these tests in our neighbouring facilities, the results are sent electronically to your LOC consultant. They are able to view items such as scans and the radiologist’s report on their own computer almost instantly.

Diagnostics are not only carried out before you begin treatment, they play a vital role throughout your cancer journey. These tests are also used to monitor tumour size, disease progression and response to treatment. This allows your consultant to keep track of your progress and modify your treatment plan accordingly. Once your treatment has completed, we may continue use diagnostic tests in your regular follow up appointments.

Cancer treatment is delivered to you in the treatment suite. Treatments can range from an infusion over several hours to a single short injection.

During your time in the treatment suite you will receive constant care and attention from our highly skilled nurses and on site doctors.
The individual treatment areas, known as patient ‘pods’ can comfortably accommodate patients and up to 2 visitors. Private treatment rooms are also available and can be allocated for patients depending on individual needs.

We want to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment visit and have equipped every patient pod and treatment room with comfortable reclining chairs, a personal TV screen, free wifi and a catering service.

You will also be offered complementary therapies such as reflexology and massage to help you relax during your treatment.

We have onsite laboratories at Lodge Road which are equipped with the most advanced technology for blood test and microbiology analysis.

Blood tests are important in the initial diagnosis of cancer, for monitoring how you are responding to treatment and to determine your overall health.