Vision of centralised cancer centre becomes reality at UCLH 

04/12/2015 00:00 
This week, plans for to centralise cancer services for the people of north and east London and west Essex became a reality as we welcomed haemato-oncology staff and patients to UCLH.
 

The re-organisation of services means that from 7th December 2015, patients requiring specialist treatment or surgery for head and neck, oesophago-gastric, and bladder and prostate cancer will come to UCLH for their treatment before being followed up, by our teams, in their local hospitals. 

As part of these plans, patients with blood cancers currently treated at the Hampstead site of the Royal Free Hospital will now be treated at UCLH.  This involves the transfer of consultants and specialist nurses and will see 1800 patients transfer to the care of UCLH. 

Dr Kirit Ardeshna, clinical director for cancer services at UCLH said, ”We are delighted to welcome staff and patients to UCLH.  We believe that centralising specialist services gives better outcomes for patients. UCLH cancer services are provided by highly skilled, expert staff from state-of-the-art facilities which are set to get even better – when we open our new, purpose-built facility in 2018, we will be one of the largest haemato-oncology centres in Europe."

For more information on our haematology services visit our new website: www.uclh.nhs.uk/blooddiseases

 

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