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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

cancer care services

cancer care services

Guy's Cancer to me means the very best in cancer care delivered by world-leading clinical teams allied to cutting-edge research and all delivered in an uplifting environment has been designed by patients for patients. To have been listened to and this is the result, you know, I just find it overwhelming actually. To be part of the making of it, you know, and creating of it, that is impressive everything we do and all the decisions we've made about the way the Cancer Centre runs has been made with the patients in mind to make this stress-free journey as possible. When I come into this building I get an amazing feeling that it's bright and light, it's welcoming. So sometimes when people are not at their very best and they come in here, they're going to be lifted. There are such an exciting variety of art the Cancer Centre

cancer care services right from the moment that you walk into the building. And for patients

 it can improve recovery it can reduce stress, it can even help you find your way around the building. So we've done away with floor number and instead, we have VillagesSo if you're coming for chemotherapy you're going to the chemotherapy The village if you're going for radiotherapy you go to the Radiotherapy Village.We make it as simple as possible so there's no anxiety around finding the right Department. We have six brand-new radiotherapy machines in the Cancer Centre. They allow us to give more accurate treatment so fewer healthy cells are damaged and in some cases, they allow us to give stronger doses. So our treatments are faster and safer. The whole environment is much better for our patients. Patients told us that going to the basement for their radiotherapy treatment wasn't ideal. We're the first center in Europe to have radiotherapy above ground level in response to what they told us. I think the Cancer Centre is really a super environment for a patient. In the CancerCentre we have state-of-the-art imaging which means that we can really fulfill that aspiration of world-class service. We're now seeing over six and a half thousand patients every year, and that number will continue to grow. We need to be able to offer them the highest quality of cancer treatment. To deliver world-class cancer, the treatment you need to have a combination of high-quality clinical care, a great patient experience but also high-quality scientific research underpins new treatments.


cancer care services

 What really excites me about the center the bringing together of our research along with our clinical treatment and that brings together a whole series of different skills the doctors and nurses, scientists together in one place. It just makes our research more efficient. It means that we can deliver new treatments in the clinic much more effectively. Having research and clinical trials in the same building as treatment makes an areal difference. It improves the patient experience, we're just upstairs if they need as we can pop down and answer any questions they might have, from the first consultation with the doctor or if they just nip in to ask us something. We're always on hand for them. It's not just about medical treatment. Patients with cancer need lots of other support too. At the Cancer Centre, we have a rehabilitation gym for patients in the recovery phase, we have a shop style fitting room for patients to get expert advice on wigs and headscarves. We also have Dimbleby Cancer Care who provides a fantastic service to patients. When I lost all my hair, I didn't have any hair and I wasn't feeling particularly wonderful about myself, I was able to go on a feel-good makeup makeover and they showed you how to, reinvent myself actually, so yeah it was really really good! Dimbleby Cancer Care offers a range of services including benefits advice and support, talking therapies for individuals, families, couples as well as group therapy programs. We also offer complementary therapy and we also have an information support service that'sled by a team of specialist nurses. We're looking at the whole patient journey. We're looking at diagnosis and making sure we get that done quickly and accurately, we're looking at offering the best treatments possible but recognizing that patients have needs that go beyond just their cancer diagnosis and supporting all the way.


cancer care services



through their treatments and beyond. Working in the Cancer Centre is great because it just brings everybody together, it's such a nice environment to work in. It's so light and bright and airy and it's a much nicer place for the patients to be, nicer place the staff to work, so it's great. People treat you with respect, they treat you like you're normal because sometimes you go through one of the worst things here but people treat you with dignity. People will make you feel good and that quite infectious really at the end of the day, and it rubs off. So to come to have your treatment is just really amazing.