Acute Oncology Team shortlisted for Patient Safety and Care Award 2014
Our Acute Oncology Team has been
shortlisted in the cancer care category for the HSJ Patient Safety
and Care Awards 2014.
The Trust-wide team was set up in
September 2012 as part of a national initiative to improve patient
safety in acute cancer care, and works closely with the Accident
and Emergency, Acute Medical Units, inpatient wards, specialist
teams, local cancer centre and community services to improve care
and services for acute oncology patients.
The aim of the service is to
support clinical areas within adult services for patients who have
an acute presentation relating to their diagnosed or undiagnosed
Kathryn Hornby, Team Leader in
Acute Oncology and Johnathan Elliott, Acute Oncology Nurse
Specialist presented to the judging panel in London this week.
Kathryn said: "It was an honour to
be short listed for the award and we look forward to the feedback
Ten candidates compete for the
cancer care award, presented by the Nursing Times, the Health
Service Journal (HSJ) and NHS Employers. The winners will be
revealed at the awards ceremony in London on 15th