Salisbury Foundation Trust

Salisbury Hospital launches new cancer services webpages to support patients, families and carers

Salisbury Hospital has launched new webpages, to support patients, families and carers affected by cancer.

Developed in collaboration with patient and public voice partners (PPVs) and people with lived experience, the new cancer services information pages cover specific cancers, including symptoms, treatment options and ongoing care, as well as guidance on preparing for appointments, support services and resources available and accessible information.

The new site also includes a section covering information for all cancer patients, families and carers which highlights a range of resources to ensure patients, and those who are important to them, have access to information about their diagnosis. This was identified as a suggested improvement within the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey.

Chief Nurse Judy Dyos said: “We understand that receiving a cancer diagnosis, or undergoing treatment and care can be a difficult and worrying time. In collaboration with our patients, departments across the hospital have been working hard to improve the information on our website to support patients, families and carers. 

“Delivering high quality, safe and person focussed care through teamwork and continuous improvement is something we are absolutely committed to, and I’d like to send my personal thanks to everyone who has helped to contribute to our new cancer services webpages.”

Kris, a spokesperson from Patient and Public Voice, said: "It’s been great to be involved with this collective project between the NHS and patients that have been through or going through treatment. The new cancer services webpages will provide people and their loved one’s access to look up information, in their own time, putting them in a better position to understand their diagnosis. It's felt satisfying to give people some knowledge and hopefully feel in a bit more of control about their situation - something we all felt strongly about."

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) provides cancer care to a population of approximately 250,000 people across Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire. The Hospital receives approximately 12,000 suspected cancer referrals per year and diagnoses approximately 2,000 new cases of cancer each year.

The Trust has a dedicated Cancer Support Team who are on hand to provide holistic, practical support, advice and guidance to people affected by cancer, including families and friends.

Visit the new Cancer Services webpages to find out more:

More information about patient and public voice partners:

22 April 2024

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