Chemotherapy treatment has been offered for two days each week at the Princess Royal for some time. While patients praise the care they receive, feedback has highlighted how difficult it can be to travel to Brighton for any treatment booked on the other three days.
“Many of our patients live in Haywards Heath and the surrounding area,” Leigh Harvey, Lead Cancer Nurse at both Princess Royal and the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton, says. “Travel to Brighton has been a necessary part of their treatment, but they have told us that can be inconvenient, time consuming and tiring.”
Armed with this feedback and a determination to improve patient care, Leigh and the team set about expanding their service. The Sussex Cancer Fund has recently purchased specialist furniture on their behalf to help with these expansion plans.
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