North East

The Rutherford Cancer Centre North East offers proton therapy (mid 2019) as well as radiotherapy, infusion therapies and diagnostics

The Rutherford Cancer Centre North East provides a range of oncology services, both planning and treatment, with proton therapy (from mid 2019) and radiotherapy for adults and children, Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapies (SACT) for adults only, as well as supportive therapies tailored to patients’ clinical needs.

We want you and your family/carers to access our services in comfortable and welcoming surroundings. Our facilities consist of state-of-the-art treatment suites with the latest equipment to plan and deliver the best treatments for our patients. Services available at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North East include:

  • Proton therapy (from mid 2019)
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Biological therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • CT (computerised tomography) scanner
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner

In order to secure treatment at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North East patients should always seek referral through their consultant or oncologist. For further advice on referrals please email enquiries@therutherford.co.uk or telephone the centre directly on 01670 339 650.

Our team believe in a holistic approach to care and all staff in the treatment team will help to provide this. We offer a holistic needs assessment to help identify any concerns you may have, whether they are emotional, physical, practical, spiritual or financial and together we can prepare a care plan to help address your care and support needs.

The treatment facilities at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North East are purpose built to deliver our services and treatments, we pride ourselves on providing a very personalised plan of care and recognise that each individual's experience of treatment is unique to them. Facilities include:

  • 1 medical proton therapy machine
  • 1 medical linear accelerator
  • A Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) suite
  • 1 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner for treatment planning and diagnostics
  • 1 computerised tomography (CT) scanner for treatment planning
  • 2 Anaesthetic recovery rooms
  • 3 consulting rooms
  • Child-friendly area
  • Waiting area

At the Rutherford Cancer Centre North East we pride ourselves on the standard of service and care we provide. Our staff consists of a multi-disciplinary team of highly trained registered professionals including clinical and medical oncologists, medical physicists and dosimetrists, therapy radiographers, nurses and a wide range of supporting staff.

We have fully-equipped waiting areas with refreshments provided to make your visit for treatment as relaxing and pleasant as possible. Free WIFI is also available throughout the centre. The centre is located at:

Rutherford Cancer Centre North East, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 7FD

Rutherford Cancer Centre North East - Bringing proton therapy to the North East

All our registered centres undergo a registration inspection by the independent healthcare regulators of each country (Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, Care Quality Commission) to ensure that the quality and safety of services meet the required standards of care.  In addition, ongoing inspections are undertaken and where these have taken place, full reports are made available on our website.