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A New Chapter in Cancer Care

Introducing the Inpatient Oncology Unit.


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Opened in September 2012, the Inpatient Oncology Unit at The Wellington Hospital offers a cutting-edge service, providing bespoke care for all major oncology conditions.

The Service

Located on the 2nd floor, South Building, the unit's primary focus is to provide exemplary inpatient care for cancer patients. The unit offers treatment for complications of cancer and complications of treatment. It is also fully equipped to manage all oncology emergencies and the administration of inpatient chemotherapy. The service is developing strong links with already established palliative and supportive care services, enabling a more comprehensive approach to inpatient oncology care, and establishing a unique service for the North London area.

Providing a focus for cancer care in a hospital setting, The Inpatient Oncology Unit benefits from The Wellington Hospital's vast facilities, particularly, one of the most advanced imaging departments in the UK (including PET/CT, mammography and 1.5 & 3T MRI) and award-winning intensive care units.

The unit also has access to an already established state-of-the-art Breast Care Unit and Acute Admissions Unit.

As part of HCA International, the largest provider of private cancer care, we have access to a full, highly specialised radiotherapy service.

We are also supported by and work closely with Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC) based at the Platinum Medical Centre as well as other HCA cancer facilities. Speaking about the opening of the new unit, Dr David Landau said, "Our aspiration is to create a comprehensive cancer centre of excellence. Through a unique combination of outpatients at LOC at the Platinum Medical Centre, the ground-breaking Acute Admissions Unit and the new Inpatient Unit, we are beginning to make this aspiration a reality."

The Team

Our specialised oncology trained staff are a young, dynamic team, working alongside some of the most experienced and internationally renowned oncology specialists, creating a multidisciplinary and clinically experienced team. This new service is led by Dr David Landau with the full support of the extensive clinical and medical oncology team at LOC (Leaders in Oncology Care).

For further information please call the Enquiry Helpline, or to make a referral - please call the Inpatient Oncology Ward via switchboard 020 7586 5959, Ext 36002.


Keywords

Inpatient Oncology, Cancer Care, Oncology, Chemotherapy, Leaders in Oncology Care



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A new chapter in cancer care
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January 2013
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