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Radiotherapy is part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB). It is the largest radiotherapy department in the Midlands and offers a range of treatment services. 

Radiotherapy is a treatment which uses high-energy radiation to treat cancer. It destroys cancer cells in the area where radiotherapy is given. Many patients with cancer will have radiotherapy as a part of their treatment.

Some normal cells in the area being treated can also be damaged by radiotherapy which can cause some side effects. These normal cells are able to repair themselves, but cancer cells cannot.

Finding the Radiotherapy department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB)

For details on how to get to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), please visit our 'Getting here' page:

By train

University station is the closest train station to the hospital and is only a five to ten minute walk away. There is also a shuttle bus running from the train station to the Cancer Centre for those patients that have difficulty walking.

Driving and parking

The radiotherapy department is at Cancer Centre, Heritage Building, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), B15 2TH. Parking is free in car park D for radiotherapy patients. Please see the map at the bottom of the page for guidance.

Car park D is a multi-storey, opposite the Cancer Centre (no 3 entrance on the map). Please take a ticket from the machine to enter the car park. When parked, use the zebra crossing directly outside the car park to cross the road into the Cancer Centre.

Follow the signs to radiotherapy and report to the radiotherapy reception desk. The therapeutic radiographers in the treatment room will exchange the parking ticket for a prepaid ticket to be used to exit the car park without paying.

This free car parking arrangement has been negotiated for patients who are attending for radiotherapy planning or treatment appointments only. The radiographers cannot issue tickets attending for a follow-up appointment.

Last reviewed: 05 March 2024