N.C. Cancer Hospital facts and floor plans

The N.C. Cancer Hospital opened earlier this week. In addition to the outpatient services now under way, inpatient services are set to begin in the Cancer Hospital this September. Read on for full details on our new hospital.

 N.C. Cancer Hospital facts

North Carolinians from all 100 counties come to UNC Health Care for their cancer care. The number of UNC cancer patients has increased 35 percent in the last six years and is projected to double by the year 2020. To better serve these patients, the N.C. Cancer Hospital includes:

  • More than 320,000 square feet, allowing more room for a growing patient population
  • Multi-disciplinary and other clinic space including 101 examination, treatment, consultation, and procedure rooms (three times what was available in Gravely)
  • 50 inpatient beds for medical oncology and bone marrow transplant (an increase of 15 beds when the inpatient units open in September)
  • A state-of-the-art infusion suite with 72 total infusion stations for adults (48), children (14), and clinical trials (10). This is more than double the existing pediatric stations and triple the existing adult stations
  • Three Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy, including Intensity Modulated Radiation therapy, a sophisticated alteration of radiation beams to better shape the radiation dose to the shape of the cancer. These machines will also have Image Guided Radiation Therapy to better aim the beam at the cancer
  • Teleconferencing facilities to connect UNC physicians and the state’s community-based physicians in patient treatment planning
  • A three-fold expansion of dedicated space, specially designed for the growing number of pediatric cancer patients 
  • A healing environment emphasizing natural light, indoor courtyards, gardens, and public art
  • A new Clinical Trials Unit with specially-trained personnel and increased space for all clinical trials
  • One HDR or High Dose Rate Radiation Therapy room for treating localized tumors with radioactive implants
  • Seven Mammography rooms, one stereotactic treatment room, and four ultrasound rooms to target breast cancer
  • One new CT Scanner and two General Radiology Rooms, two PET/CT Scanners
  • Space for one cyclotron to produce radioactive isotopes for use in patient care and research in the future
  • Space for a new Comprehensive Cancer Support Program including Patient and Family Support, Psycho-Oncology and Survivorship Programs
  • Twenty-one new Emergency Department treatment spaces to supplement existing ED space in the N.C. Neurosciences Hospital


N.C. Cancer Hospital floor plans

View each of the seven floor plans in the N.C. Cancer Hospital:

  • Ground Level (Lobby, Admitting, Patient and Family Resource Center, Conference Center, Food Service, Retail Pharmacy, Gift Shop)
  • First Floor (Mammography and Pediatric Oncology Clinic)
  • Second Floor (Outpatient Multidisciplinary and Surgical Oncology Clinics)