Beacon Centre


The Beacon Centre here at Musgrove Park Hospital holds outpatient clinics for Haematology and Oncology patients. There is also the Beacon Day Unit for chemotherapy treatments, the Radiotherapy Unit and inpatient facilities on the Beacon and Haematology wards.

All categories of solid cancer or malignant tumours (with the exception of paediatrics and the rarer cancers such as testicular, sarcoma and primary brain) are seen by the department.

We are incredibly proud of the incredible work that staff at the Beacon Centre, and we understand that some supporters want to say thank you. The best way to do that is by donating to The Beacon Centre Fund.

The Beacon Centre Fund supports the Centre in developing the space, educating staff and improving patient experience and wellbeing.

It is easier than ever to support the Beacon Centre via Love Musgrove and The Beacon Centre Fund. You can donate by:

  • Using the Donate button at the top of this page

  • Send a cheque, made payable to ‘Love Musgrove’ to Fundraising Office, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, TA1 5DA, and either write The Beacon Centre on the back of the cheque or include in an accompanying letter where you would like to direct the donation.

  • Call 01823 344437 and make a card payment over the phone, again stating that you would like the money to go towards The Beacon Centre.

  • Host a event, like a Pub Quiz or Coffee Morning, or take on a challenge, like a Skydive, Run or Cycle. For more information head to our fundraising page here.

Some of the things the Beacon Centre Fund has paid for in the last few years:

  • £3,900 for a Radiotherapy App Prototype
  • £4,800 for design and print of Cancer Manual
  • £17,000 on Scalp Cooling Equipment
  • £56,000 for the Beacon Centre Self Check in Kiosks
  • £200,000 on Staff Education since 2014

The Beacon Day Unit Expansion

We’ve partnered with the Beacon Day Unit to support their work to expand to allow more treatment chairs in the space. The aim is to go from the current 24 to 36 chairs, helping the Unit to cope with more patient numbers and giving more availability options to those having treatment. The Unit will need to reconfigure space, relocate staff areas and are aiming to make the space feel less clinical and more welcoming.

Treatment chairs cost roughly £2,000 and can be used between 2-6 times a day, 358 days a year, meaning it could be used around 2,000 times a year.

We need your help! If you would like it to support the expansion of the Day Unit, please make it clear when making a donation.

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