Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH) has continued to make significant improvements in cancer care according to feedback from patients in the recently published National Cancer Patient Experience Survey commissioned by NHS England.
Now in its fifth year, the survey showed that patients at SASH reported positively and in many areas above average, on questions including the quality of support provided by clinical staff during and after treatment, and feeling they were being treated with dignity and respect.
The survey monitors national progress on cancer care, to drive forward local quality improvements, and to inform the work of groups supporting patients.
Jane Penny, lead cancer nurse, said: ‘We are delighted with the results of the survey and the feedback. We continue to work with patients and their carers to understand and respond to what would meet their needs and to further improve the service going forwards. I would like to thank all those who took part.”
Michael Wilson CBE, chief executive, said: “I am really pleased that the survey results show how positively patients feel about the care and support our clinical nurse specialists and the cancer team provide. Their skill, energy and commitment ensures that we are able to provide the best care for patients and their families during their cancer treatment and beyond.”