22nd Mar, 2018

Cancer care in Warwickshire best in country according to patients

Laura Kearns 31st Aug, 2017

CANCER care at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (SWFT) is among the best in the country according to patients.

Those receiving treatment at the trust scored it nine out of ten on a chart where zero indicated poor care and ten was very good.

The results were above the national average.

The trust says it will build on this success by treating cancer patients from the newly opened Rigby Unit at Stratford Hospital in addition to the services currently provided at Warwick Hospital’s Aylesford Unit.

The £22m hospital will meet increased demand for local cancer services within The Rigby Unit.

Nurse consultant Carole Connor – who leads the hospital’s cancer team – said: “This survey is very important to us because it is direct feedback from our patients. These results are very promising because they show that the work undertaken by our dedicated team is making a difference to local people as we support them through their journey.

“Although we are pleased to know our patients feel the standard of their care is high in many areas, we are always looking to make improvements. The outstanding staff and facilities at our new Stratford Hospital unit will help us do this.”

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