Macmillan Palliative Care team
This is a 6 day service from 08:00-18:00 hrs (Monday – Saturday). We are based on the 5th floor of the hospital but are usually to be found on the wards supporting patients and carers who have a life limiting condition.
The team work closely with the Farleigh Hospice team including the community team; inpatient unit and bereavement service, and meet on a weekly basis to discuss shared patients.
The team consists of 5 Palliative care CNS’s; a team secretary, a Facilitator for End of Life Care and 4 consultants.
Macmillan Palliative Care team contact details: 01245 514503
Further information you may find these websites useful:
Oncology medical team
The team consists of 5 oncology consultants who specialise in the non surgical treatment of cancer; this may include chemotherapy or radiotherapy-sometimes a combination of both. The consultants are supported by 4 middle grade doctors and 3 junior doctors. The consultants work across 2 sites as radiotherapy services are delivered at Colchester Hospitals University Foundation Trust.
Oncology team contact details: 01245 515296 (Mon-Fri 09:00-16:00 hrs)
Cancer waiting times team
This team consists of a cancer waiting times manager and cancer pathway coordinators for all the different cancers. The team play a vital role in ensuring that patients referred into the Trust with a suspected cancer or patients with a known cancer diagnosis are seen and treated within the National Cancer waiting times targets.
The cancer waiting times manager is available Monday-Friday 08:00 - 16:00 hrs and can be contacted on 01245 514174.
Macmillan Information Service - Info-Pod
The Macmillan information service is a joint venture with Farleigh Hospice and is located in the Info-pod in the main hospital atrium.
It is open Monday – Friday 09:00-16:00 and is managed by the Macmillan Information manager and supported by trained volunteers.
The service is open for all people who have been affected by cancer or a life limiting condition and who may require advice and support on their condition, treatment, supportive care, benefits, psychological support and spiritual care.
Macmillan information service Info-Pod contact details: 01245 515981 (Mon-Fri 09:00-16:00)
Oncology Research Team
The oncology research nurses are based in the Helen Rollason Research centre which is a dedicated research centre for all patients taking part in a clinical trial. The staff are trained in giving non licensed clinical trial agents and are also chemotherapy competent. Trials are an everyday part of the work done in the NHS. Broomfield Hospital is part of a research active Trust therefore you may well be asked to take part in a clinical trial. People currently being cared for in the NHS have received the benefit from past research and continue to benefit from research that is currently being carried out. As our patient, we hold information about you and your treatment for clinical and research purposes. Taking part in a clinical trial will not affect your clinical/medical management.
Contact details Research and Development Department on 01245 515136 (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 hrs) Lead Research Nurse / Co-Director of R&Dmp;D 01245516599 (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 hrs)
Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists
After being diagnosed with cancer you will be allocated a cancer clinical nurse specialist (CNS) who may be referred to as your key worker. The CNS will give you his/her contact details and will remain in regular contact with you during your pathway of care.
If you have not been allocated or you do not know who your CNS is please discuss this with the consultant in charge of your care; alternatively you can contact the Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse for advice.
Contact details for all the cancer CNS’s at MEHT are in the right hand column.
If you require support and care to meet your spiritual needs please ask to be referred to the chaplaincy team during your in patient stay or visit the MEHT Faith centre located on the second floor A209 at any time. The on call Chaplain can be contacted via the Hospital switchboard.
Please visit our Chaplaincy Pages to find out more : Chaplaincy Link
Counselling and Psychotherapy Service
The service is available for all oncology patients and their family/carers. The team is able to offer emotional and psychological support at any stage of your care pathway. Your CNS or consultant may refer you to the team. However if they haven’t suggested this and you feel it would be useful please ask for a referral.
Please visit our Counselling and Psychotherapy pages to find out more: Psychotherapy link
Mid Essex Cancer services user group
The Trust also supports and actively encourages patient and carer involvement in the delivery and development of cancer services. You can find information on the Mid Essex Cancer Services User Group on how you can become involved and influence the delivery of services
Contact via web page: www.mecsug.org.uk
If you require information on your cancer; its treatment or supportive care, please visit the Macmillan Info pod in the main Atrium or you may find the following web sites useful
Local support services include:
Please note we cannot be held responsible for the content of these web sites.
National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2017
Every year, NHS England runs a large patient experience survey of around 120,000 adults who recently had cancer treatment in hospital. It is called the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey and there will be a survey conducted over a few months from late October, with publication of the findings next summer.
Here below are documents relating to giving your feedback.