Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

News

Today is World Physical Therapy Day!

Date: 08 September 2020

Time: 09:00

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Meet Jenny Gore, Therapy Team Lead for Cancer Care for World Physical Therapy Day.

Having qualified 12 years ago, Jenny has worked in a variety of roles within both the acute and community settings covering a variety of specialities including respiratory, elderly care, orthopaedics and many more before coming to cancer care two years ago.

She says: “Many people think that working in cancer care is sad and at times it can be, however it is also extremely rewarding with a huge amount of job satisfaction. I particularly enjoy the fact that as a therapist we are able to make a significant impact on a patient and their families journey through treatment, as well as their quality of life.”

The cancer care therapy team includes a physiotherapist, occupational therapist and a therapy technician, working with inpatients on the acute oncology and haematology wards. The team see a variety of patients undergoing curative or palliative treatment at all stages of the cancer care pathway, including diagnosis to palliative and end of life care.

Physiotherapy in oncology and palliative care is a continuously developing speciality. Rehabilitation is now recognised as an essential part of the clinical pathway, as earlier diagnosis and new treatments are enabling patients to live longer.

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