Hinchingbrooke Hospital’s cancer care is rated well above average

10:43 03 April 2014

Woodlands Centre Totaliser, (l-r) Lynda Hall and Gini Melesi

Woodlands Centre Totaliser, (l-r) Lynda Hall and Gini Melesi

Archant

Hinchingbrooke is ­out-performing many other hospitals in the country, with its care for cancer patients rated at more than double the national average.

Recent figures highlighted by the Breast Cancer Campaign charity showed 42.3 per cent of patients at the Huntingdon ­hospital receiving a care plan and written assessment – the national average is 21 per cent. Cambridge University Hospitals, which includes Addenbrooke’s, achieved 19.4 per cent.

Dr Cheryl Palmer, consultant medical oncologist and lead cancer clinician at Hinchingbrooke, said: “At Hinchingbrooke, we believe in putting doctors and nurses in charge to treat their patients how they see fit.”

Care for cancer patients referred to the hospital’s Woodlands Cancer Centre is to improve further with the addition of an £800,000 extension.

Staff and supporters of the centre have been working hard to raise the necessary funds. To make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/woodlandscentre.

0 comments

More news stories

42 minutes ago
Pathfinder House, Huntingdonshire District Council.

Huntingdonshire District Council has welcomed a planned electoral review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.

26 minutes ago
Opening of Mother Goose Nursery extension, in Huntingdon, with owner Valerie Taylor, and Mayor Bill Hensley, cutting the ribbon,

Staff at a pre-school have welcomed the opening of a new space for the children.

40 minutes ago
St Ivo School Literacy Festival, with a visit from Author Marcus Alexander,

Pupils, teachers and staff became overrun with the literary as week long event encompassed them.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Westfield School, St Ives, are planting a time capsule, to mark their 50th anniversary, Year 6 pupils (l-r) Jack, Harry, and Anna,

Text books, a football shirt, leavers’ book, a commemorative tea towel and mug are among a host of items that have been buried in a time capsule at Westfield Junior School, St Ives.

With the new academic year fast approaching, Huntingdonshire Regional College can help you to progress your career with a range of part-time adult courses.

Read more

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition