Whittington cancer services commended

29 Feb 2016

Whittington Heath’s team of specialist cancer nurses have been commended at the Quality in Care Oncology awards on 25 February

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Whittington Heath’s team of specialist cancer nurses have been commended at the Quality in Care Oncology awards on 25 February.

The unit were commended in the category of ‘team of the year’ for their work in supporting cancer patients and their families visiting the hospital.

Recognised for their commitment to patients, the team at Whittington Health were praised for their work to improve the experience of people with cancer through introducing a 24 hour helpline staffed by specialist nurses to provide support around the clock, organising a cancer care conference to support those affected by the disease and running ‘look good, feel better’ workshops to help patients cope with their changing appearance following treatment.

Karen Philips, Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse at Whittington Health, explains: “Being treated for cancer can be an upsetting and uncertain time, that’s why we want to make sure our patients feel as comfortable as possible throughout their treatment.

“We’re really proud of our service and we’ve worked closely with our patients to make sure they get the care and support they need – whether it’s a 24 hour helpline, or art therapy workshops. It is fantastic to know that our service is really helping to support people through their cancer treatment and we are thrilled to be highly commended by the Quality in Care team.”

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