A decision on the future location of children’s cancer care in the region has been announced – with services set to be moved from St George’s.

NHS England (London and South East regions) has been reviewing where a Principal Treatment Centre for children’s cancer services in London and the South East should be located.

Two options were consulted on: St George’s – which has jointly provided the service for 25 years with the Royal Marsden – and the Evelina London. NHS England (London and South East regions) has announced that these services will be located at the Evelina London.

This move will not happen until October 2026 at the earliest.

You can read our response to this decision below, and find the decision making business case here.

A St George’s spokesperson said:

“We know this news will be disappointing for our many doctors, nurses, play therapists and other staff who provide specialist cancer care to children at St George’s.

 “We would like to thank families, staff and everyone who contributed to the consultation.

“We will continue to provide outstanding care to children with cancer and work with NHS England, our partners and communities as this process continues.”


If you are a parent of a child receiving care at St George’s, please click here to read a letter from NHS England regarding this decision.