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Trust sixth in 'most improved' league table for cancer care
1:50pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
CANCER patients at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which includes Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital, can be reassured that they are benefitting from improving care as it came highly rated in a league table.
The trust came sixth in the ‘most-improved’ league table, measuring patient experience across England, according to new analysis released today by Macmillan Cancer Support, based on research commissioned by NHS England.
The league table compares the performance of English hospitals based on measures of cancer patients’ experiences while being treated in hospital.
David Crosby, general manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Central and South West England, said: “We congratulate Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust for being rated by its patients as one of the most improved trusts in the country and the work they have done to achieve this.
“We know that the support and care people receive is as important as their actual treatment, and can make all the difference between coping with cancer and finding it a real struggle. For example, being told about financial help that is available, or being provided with high quality information about their cancer and its treatment.”
Macmillan has just launched another report ‘Improving care for people with cancer’, which includes a number of recommendations for putting cancer patients’ experiences at the heart of the new NHS.
Anyone wishing to speak to someone about coping with cancer, and for support, call 0808 808 00 00 or see www.macmillan.org.uk.
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