Posts Tagged ‘Mount Vernon Cancer Centre’

Ear acupuncture service expands to help more cancer patients

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

The ear acupuncture service at Mount Vernon’s Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC), which was first started to help relieve side-effects of breast cancer treatment, is now being offered to patients with prostate cancer. Above: Beverly de Valois (centre) with members of the ear acupuncture service  The service began after a research study in 2003 by […]

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Church group volunteers help prepare new cancer centre garden for patients

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

A group of local church volunteers have helped to clear a previously unused area next to Chart Lodge at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, which provides on-site accommodation for patients going through intensive radiotherapy treatment.

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Church group volunteers help prepare new cancer centre garden for patients

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

A group of local church volunteers have helped to clear a previously unused area next to Chart Lodge at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, which provides on-site accommodation for patients going through intensive radiotherapy treatment. This area will now be transformed into a quiet and peaceful garden for patients and families to use between treatments. Above: […]

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Mount Vernon Cancer Centre scores well in national hospital environment survey

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

The latest patient-led assessments of the care environment (PLACE) survey scores published nationally show that the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre has improved on the scores it achieved back in 2015. The ratings, which are out of a maximum of 100% were: Cleanliness – 99.29% (compared to 92.06% in 2015) Food, especially that served to patients […]

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Mount Vernon Cancer Centre scores well in national hospital environment survey

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

The latest patient-led assessments of the care environment (PLACE) survey scores published nationally show that the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre has improved on the scores it achieved back in 2015. The ratings, which are out of a maximum of 100% were: Cleanliness – 99.29% (compared to 92.06% in 2015) Food, especially that served to patients […]

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Two new consultants join the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre team

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Two new clinical consultant oncologists have started work at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre: • Dr Kee Wong – specialising in head and neck, thyroid and lung cancers • Dr Kevin Chiu – specialising in head and neck cancers Commenting on his appointment, Dr Wong – who until 17 July 2017 had covered the post […]

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Two new consultants join the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre team

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Two new clinical consultant oncologists have started work at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre: Dr Kee Wong – specialising in head and neck, thyroid and lung cancers Dr Kevin Chiu – specialising in head and neck cancers

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New volunteer role helps patients requiring extra support at cancer centre

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

A new ‘buddy’ volunteer support role has launched at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, to assist patients who require extra support with attending their appointments or cancer treatments.

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New volunteer role helps patients requiring extra support at cancer centre

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

A new ‘buddy’ volunteer support role has launched at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, to assist patients who require extra support with attending their appointments or cancer treatments. A ‘buddy’ volunteer will act as a host for visitors to the centre and they will provide guidance and support in a number of different ways, including by: […]

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Trust awarded £108,000 in additional research funding

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Trust’s research team has been successful, following three successful bids, in gaining additional funding of £108,000 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The funding pays for staff to work on research projects until 31 March 2019 in three different areas – cancer, renal medicine and multi-specialty research.  

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