The team play a key role in helping the care of patients to be delivered in a timely and coordinated way; providing a high quality service which meets the national cancer waiting times targets.
The cancer services team co-ordinate patient pathways subject to national cancer waiting times, and organise 2 week wait referrals.
Cancer services also provide managerial oversight of the Acute Oncology nursing service. The Acute Oncology team provide expert input in to the care of patients admitted to the hospital with acute complications of cancer.
The team comprises the cancer management team (Associate Director of Cancer Services/Macmillan Trust Lead Cancer Nurse, and the Cancer Service and Data Manager who work in partnership with the Executive and Clinical Leads for cancer); a Business Support, the 2 week wait and MDT Coordinators and a Clinical Nurse Specialist/tracker support.
Barnsley hospital provides cancer services for the following tumour groups:
- Head and Neck
- Upper gastro intestinal
There is also a dedicated Acute Oncology service providing expert input for patients admitted to the hospital as an emergency due to complications of cancer or its treatment.
Each of these cancers has a team of experts who attend multi-disciplinary team meetings where decisions are made regarding the care and treatment of cancer patients.
Barnsley is a cancer locality within the Yorkshire and Humber network and works closely with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, the local cancer centre, to ensure Barnsley residents are provided with the highest standards of cancer care and treatment, in the best possible setting.
The team are based on the ground floor of Block 14 and the service hours are:
7.30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday