Cancer service development projects

The Great Western Hospital provides cancer services for a population of c.340,000 and diagnoses approximately 2,300 new primary cancers each year. GWH has the facilities to diagnose and treat many types of cancer. A wide range of services for both adults and young people are offered including specialist surgery, chemotherapy, haemato-oncology, palliative and supportive care services.

The GWH provides inpatient, day care and outpatient services for our cancer patients. Where highly specialised treatments are required patients are referred to the appropriate centre where those specialist services are provided.

The GWH cancer services team places a strong emphasis on supporting patients and their carers throughout their cancer experience and in obtaining feedback from users of the services about how we can improve the care we provide.

To ensure streamlined care of cancer patients, the cancer teams work closely with our primary care colleagues and we have an excellent Specialist Palliative Care Team working across the hospital, which works closely with local hospices and the Community Specialist Nurses.

GWH works in close partnership with a range of tertiary centres, including Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, the Royal Brompton Hospital and North Bristol NHS Trust, and is one of the six acute Trusts making up the Thames Valley Cancer Network.

Click below to hear more about the cancer initiatives that have taken place at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and to hear about the new projects we are working on and fundraising for:

Radiotherapy Appeal Update