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A - Z Services - Colorectal Cancer

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Service Name:

Colorectal Cancer

 

Directorate:

Surgery

 

Specialty:

Surgery and oncology

 

General description of what the service does:

To provide the best possible care for patients who are diagnosed with Colorectal (Bowel  and Rectal ) cancer throughout their cancer treatment, by providing support, information , counselling education to patients also to provide support for their relatives and carers.

 

Where are you located:

Level 2, Area F, Room F254

 

Treatments and procedures done:

We support patients who are undergoing investigations for bowel cancer. Also throughout their treatment which may include  surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.

 

Medical conditions treated:

Colon cancer
Rectal cancer

Anal cancer

 

Wards you work with:

Endoscopy unit, surgical outpatients, Lyme ward or any ward where patients who have a bowel cancer are located.

Yeo ward, Okement ward, Cherrybrook ward and the Oncology unit.

 

Contact phone numbers:

01392 402781

 

Contact email addresses:

joan.garwood@nhs.net

 

Brief description of what staff makes up your team:

4 Colorectal Nurse Specialist
6 Stoma Care Nurse Specialist
7 Surgeons
3 Oncologist
2 Radiologist
2 Histopathologist
1 MDT Co-ordinator
2 Gastroenterologist
1 Hospice Care Consultant
3 Bowel Screening Nurse Specialist

 

Areas of innovative or leading edge techniques, procedures or research:

The care provided to patients and carers is provided by a team. All patients are discussed by the team (MDT meeting) at various stages in their treatment.

 

Opening times:

09.00 - 16.30 You may need to leave a message on the answerphone  if we are not in the office. We will return your call within 24 hrs, or you can contact us via the hospital switchboard.

 

List of any charity partners:

The Force Cancer Support Centre

 

Details of patient user / support groups:

We arrange 4 monthly patient coffee mornings for patients and carers to give us feedback on the service at all stages of the cancer treatment. This helps us to improve the service we provide.

 

Service Manager:

Joan Garwood

 

Additional Information:

The care provided for Colorectal patients and carers is given by a multi-professional team. Patient and carers can access the Colorectal  Nurse Specialist at any stage in their treatment.


We aim to provide a continuous dependable service,  that you can rely on and readily access whenever needed.
We acknowledge that a cancer diagnosis has a great impact on patients and carers, physically, emotionally, and psychologically.it is therefore our aim to provide the highest possible standard of care for all our patients at every stage in their treatment

Call 111 when its less than urgent