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Macmillan Renton Unit (outpatient department and chemotherapy clinic)

Welcome to the Macmillan Renton Unit

Mru Photo Front Building


The ‘Macmillan Renton Unit’ is a purpose built outpatient facility at Wye Valley NHS Trust, in Hereford, which opened in 2011. Macmillan Renton is an outpatient unit caring for patients who have cancer or where cancer is suspected. Haematology outpatient appointments are also held in this unit.

Outpatient clinics as well as radiotherapy and chemotherapy are held daily (Monday to Friday), as well as other treatments, such as blood transfusions. 

The Unit is supported by a broad range of staff.  These include Specialist Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Dieticians, Occupational Therapists, Radiotherapists, Health Care Assistants and Support Workers.  

Our multidisciplinary team are here to help you, so please do not hesitate to speak to a member of our staff in the unit if you have any questions, queries or concerns.  This can be during your appointment, treatment, or you can contact our reception team in the unit if you need to speak to a member of the team.

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service

The service is based at The County Hospital, within the Macmillan Renton Unit. Macmillan Cancer Support and Wye Valley NHS Trust have worked together to develop the Macmillan Cancer information and support service in the Macmillan Renton Unit. We offer people affected by cancer access to good quality, comprehensive and appropriate information and support. Please follow link for Macmillan Website Macmillan Cancer Support

Video for people with a long term condition about worries and anxiety

This video was produced by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Health Psychologist, who previously worked at the Trust.  The purpose of the video is to help support anyone with a long term health condition, such as cancer, to manage worries and anxiety. Our current Clinical Psychology Consultant is Dr Michelle Palmer.  If you would like any further information regarding this, please contact the Macmillan information and Support Service on 01432 355444 extension 5459 or email: 

Access this video for people with a long term condition

Radiotherapy for Herefordshire

A purpose-built radiotherapy unit opened at Hereford County Hospital in August 2014. The Unit is run and staffed by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Find out more about the radiotherapy service

History of the MRU

The Macmillan Renton Unit (MRU) was created as a partnership between Wye Valley NHS Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support (MCS) to provide a purpose built cancer unit at The County Hospital, Hereford, to promote long term cancer care in a modern environment, better able to meet the needs of patients recovering from cancer.  The unit was funded through a public fundraising appeal, and by Macmillan Cancer Support and Wye Valley NHS Trust.  The MRU opened to patients in 2011.

The naming of the MRU included the name ‘Renton’ in recognition of the late Charles James Crawford Renton(1930 – 2007) who came to Hereford as a General Surgeon with an interest in vascular and breast surgery in 1969 and worked at the County Hospital until retiring in 1995. He was a highly respected and dedicated clinician, teacher and colleague.  The previous Charles Renton Unit at Hereford County Hospital had been named after him and this was transferred across to the new MRU when it opened in 2011 by including ‘Renton’ within the unit name in his honour. 

Contact Details

The Macmillan Renton Unit
01432 364107


Opening times and parking

The unit is open:

Monday 8am - 7pm

Tuesday 8am - 7pm 

Wednesday 8am - 7pm

Thursday 8am - 6pm

Friday 8am - 6pm

Macmillan Renton Unit has 7 car parking spaces that are reserved for people that are receiving cancer treatment in our day unit, who have driven themselves in. We also have 3 disabled car parking spaces.

Macmillan Renton Unit information and support service

Macmillan Cancer information and support service in the Macmillan Renton Unit provides quality, comprehensive and appropriate information and support

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