Cancer patients receive top care from Trust

News update....
News update....

Figures published by NHS England show 90 per cent of patients accessing cancer services at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust rated their experience as excellent or good.

Almost three quarters of patients felt fully involved in decisions about their treatment and care, and 93 per cent were happy with the level of information the hospital shared with their GP about their condition.

Susan Bowler, executive director of nursing and quality at Sherwood Forest Hospitals said: “Patient experience is always a priority for us, but in the case of a cancer diagnosis, we understand the heightened worry and anxiety people will feel when having to deal with such difficult news.

“It is important for an individual to feel involved and understand the journey they are going on with a good knowledge about what is wrong with them, the treatments they can expect, how to get free prescriptions and access support groups.

She added the more information provided to patients, the better understanding a patient will have about the treatment they will have to go through.

She said: “I am pleased this has been reflected in what patients are telling us about their experience when accessing cancer services at our Trust.”

The Trust are working to make further improvements and is keen to see an improvement in the number of patients participating in cancer research, as it is recognised the key to improving outcomes is having a fuller understanding of the disease itself.