Velindre Cancer Centre

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Velindre Cancer Centre
Velindre University NHS Trust
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Velindre Cancer Centre
Velindre Cancer Centre is located in Cardiff
Velindre Cancer Centre
Shown in Cardiff
LocationCardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′59″N 3°13′42″W / 51.5163°N 3.2283°W / 51.5163; -3.2283Coordinates: 51°30′59″N 3°13′42″W / 51.5163°N 3.2283°W / 51.5163; -3.2283
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeSpecialist
SpecialityCancer Hospital
ListsHospitals in Wales

The Velindre Cancer Centre (Welsh: Canolfan Ganser Felindre) is a specialist facility caring for cancer patients in Whitchurch, Cardiff, Wales. It is managed by the Velindre University NHS Trust.


The facility was established as Velindre Hospital in 1956.[1] The name is a corruption of Melin Tref (transl. Mill Place).[1] The first linear particle accelerator was installed in 1961.[2] It became Velindre Cancer Centre in 1994[1] and a new radiotherapy unit opened in 2000.[1]

A new Maggie's Centre, designed by Dow Jones Architects[3] and funded by the Wales Government opened in 2019.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Celebrating 50 years of hospital". Wales Online. 24 July 2006. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Cancer in Wales: a Timeline". Wales Cancer Research Centre. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  3. ^ Emma Sisk (7 May 2014). "Plans revealed for Wales' second Maggie's Centre for cancer sufferers". Wales Online. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  4. ^ "£850k for Maggie's cancer centre at Velindre Cardiff site". BBC News. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  5. ^ Smith, Mark (9 July 2019). "Inside the new 'home away from home' Maggie's Centre for people affected by cancer". Wales Online.