Velindre University NHS Trust

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The Velindre University NHS Trust (Welsh: Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Prifysgol Felindre) is an NHS Wales trust established in 1994 as a specialist provider of cancer services in Wales. It runs the Velindre Cancer Centre and the Welsh Blood Service. It also incorporates, on a hosted basis, two other NHS Wales organisations: the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) and the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP).

The Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff provides radiotherapy treatment. It provides stereotactic body radiotherapy treatment and a stereotactic radiosurgery service.[1] A Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator which delivers stereotactic radiosurgery was funded by a £4.6 million Welsh Government investment in 2015.[2]

When inspected in 2014, the Velindre Cancer Centre was generally praised.[3]

A clinical trials unit was set up in 1994 with three members of staff. In 2014 that had expanded to 34, with more than 9,700 patients having been recruited for clinical trials.[4]

The trust was awarded university status by the Welsh Government in 2018.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Velindre Cancer Centre gets £4.6m for radiotherapy treatment". BBC News. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  2. ^ "This £4.6m 'cutting-edge' radiotherapy machine will save Welsh patients a three-day trip to the north of England". Wales Online. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Medicine criticism follows spot checks". BBC News. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Velindre Cancer Centre's clinical trials unit started with three people 20 years ago... but it is thriving on its landmark anniversary". Wales on line. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Velindre Trust awarded University Status". MediaWales. 3 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Integrated Medium Term Plan 2019-2022" (PDF). Velindre University NHS Trust. p. 1. achievement of 'university status' in 2018

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