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This page gives more information about cancer treatment at the hospital you selected. It uses words and pictures to bring together the results of different assessments and surveys, to help you make decisions about your treatment.
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Harton Lane, South Shields,Tyne And Wear,NE34 0PL
This section highlights some points that people have told us are important about
cancer services. Where the images are in green, this means that the hospital has
performed well in this area.
Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre
Patients treated with dignity and respect
Patients given name of clinical nurse specialist
This hospital has a cancer information and support service, to help you understand about your cancer, your treatment, and living with cancer.Most people with colon and rectal cancer who were asked about their experiences of this hospital said they were treated with dignity and respect. People with colon and rectal cancer who are treated at this hospital are usually given the name of a clinical nurse specialist in charge of their care.
Colon and rectal cancer services at this hospital were rated as high performing when they were last assessed against Department of Health quality measures.
They met 92 out of 100 of the measures listed.
When services at this hospital were last assessed, there were no serious issues.
people said they were treated with dignity and respect by staff at this hospital.
people said they were involved as much as they wanted to be in decisions about their
people said they were given the name of a clinical nurse specialist in charge of
people felt that they generally worked well together to give the best possible care.
people rated this hospital as very clean.
people had information about their type of cancer.
Unfortunately we do not have information on whether or not patients were given information
about their operation.
people had information about treatment side effects.
people had information about what to do after leaving hospital.
This hospital trust sees
between 50 and 150 new cases of people with colon and
rectal cancer each year.
The rate of unplanned readmissions following surgery for colon and rectal cancer
at this hospital trust is
When services at this hospital were last assessed,some surgeons who perform operations for colon and rectal cancer managed less than 20 new cases a year. This is below the number expected to keep up their skills and expertise. This issue should now have been resolved.
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There's a lot of information on this page and you may find that you don't need all
of it to help you decide where to have your treatment. Only you can know what is
important to help you make your decision. But here are some suggestions for more
information that may help:
The assessments and survey reports we used to gather
this information may have identified areas where this hospital trust isn’t performing
as well as it could.
If you choose to have your treatment at this hospital
you could explain to your doctor or nurse that you have looked at this information
and there are some areas you would like to discuss. You might also find it helps
to see more about where this information comes from
Ask for as much written information as you think
you might need – about the cancer, your treatment, possible side effects, and about
what to expect after your treatment has finished.
Here are some questions you could ask:
You might find it useful to print the points on
this page to take with you to your appointment. Our section on where this information comes from gives details of the sources
we have used, which might help your discussions.
There is a Macmillan cancer information and support service at the hospital. These services offer free, confidential information and support for all aspects of living with and after cancer.
Please note – we only have details of Macmillan cancer information centres at the moment. Where there is no Macmillan service, another information centre may be available. Please check with your keyworker or Clinical Nurse Specialist.
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