The first rate cancer care given to local cancer patients treated by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has been recognised nationally in one of the UK most prestigious health awards.
The breast cancer service has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Care Integration Awards for its partnership with MediHome. Together the two healthcare teams provide help to patients who have undergone breast surgery as part of their treatment for cancer.
The Trust’s Breast Care nurses and the MediHome team support patients from admission right through to recovery at home. MediHome cares for patients in the comfort of their own home after they have had their surgery. This care covers everything from physical treatment to the emotional health of their patients.
On hearing they had been shortlisted, the Breast Care nurses at the Trust’s East Surrey Hospital said: “Our partnership with MediHome is a prime example of care that removes the barriers between all the healthcare services – giving patients a better experience of the whole NHS system”.
Chris Drinkall from MediHome added: “Patients seem to really value the care package we offer working together the feedback we have is very positive and 100 per cent of the patients we asked said that the hospital and MediHome work excellently or very well together.”
The Care Integration Awards recognise organisations that are at the forefront of offering integrated care to ensure local health and wellbeing needs are better understood and addressed.
The national award ceremony takes place on the 9 July at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.