Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Cancer meeting

I have just returned from a meeting on Cancer at the |Royal Surrey organised for members of the Trust. It was well attended and a very good event - as other have been. It would be impossible to summarise but three aspects stuck in my mind
  • The nurses in oncology/St Lukes have all been adopted as Macmillan nurses - the biggest unit in the country to do so.
  • The Royal Surrey leads the country on design and implementation of Enhanced Recovery Pathways which improve preparation for surgery, care after surgery and discharge processes leading to better quality of outcome and less time in hospital. The Royal Surrey is one of only 4 Centres of Excellence for Enhanced Recovery.
  • the radiotherapy equipment is state of the art and a new very sophisticated linear accelerator of the latest design in currently being commissioned for use.

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