Cancer Care

Macmillan accreditationBMI Bishops Wood Hospital specialises in day-case and outpatient cancer treatments. Our experienced nursing team are specialists in all aspects of oncology nursing and take pride in offering exceptional levels of patient care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We strive to build strong relationships with our patients and take the time necessary to support them through their cancer journey. At Bishops Wood Hospital we have developed our service to ensure we have a strong body of senior oncology nursing staff on hand to ensure every aspect of this journey is given the appropriate advice and support.

The senior nursing staff have strong affiliations with the Mount Vernon Cancer Network and utilise these links to ensure our services are in line with the department of health guidelines and recommendations. Therefore patients can feel rest assured that our nursing team always share the best interests of the patients they treat and care for.

Caring for our patients is of the utmost importance to us, which is why the renovations at the Pinner Park Ward were designed around patient input. The ward has a calm and welcoming environment, and patients are treated by a network of specialists including:

  • Consultant surgeons
  • Consultant oncologists
  • Haemotologists
  • Radiologists
  • Macmillan and Breast Care nurses
  • Dieticians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and language therapists

Our cancer care services include:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Surgical solutions
  • Systemic Anti Cancer Therapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Complimentary and support services

In addition to diagnostic scanning technology (MRI and CT), eligible breast cancer patients have access to single dose intraoperative radiotherapy (SD-IORTtm). SD-IORTtm provides breast surgeons and clinical oncologists with the ability to perform radiotherapy at the time of surgery, which eliminates the need for separate external beam radiotherapy, for up to 5 weeks post-surgery.

We treat a wide range of cancers including:

Patient support from other Departments

We aim to make our patients as comfortable as possible and have a number of specialists offering support and treatment:

  • Complementary therapy
  • Dietician services
  • Pastoral care
  • Physiotherapy
  • Symptom control consultants
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy

On-site Pharmacy

We have a dedicated oncology pharmacy team, who provide access to treatments and supportive drugs. This team is integral to the multi-disciplinary approach within Bishops Wood and will support our patients throughout their cancer journey.

Pathology

Our pathology department has equipment to provide rapid results for blood tests ahead of treatment, providing key guidance for further care. Results are often same day and the team supports our transfusion services and other specialist inputs.

Our individual private chemotherapy rooms include:

  • Comfortable chemotherapy chairs
  • Digital artist rendered mood wall with ambient music
  • En-suite facilities with a private bathroom, TV and wifi access

Team

Multidisciplinary team

The multidisciplinary team works closely with the consultant oncologists to provide a holistic approach to patient care. The team includes:

  • Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
  • Dietician
  • Oncology Ward Sister
  • Palliative care nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Senior health care assistants
  • Speech therapists
  • Team of oncology/chemotherapy nurses

Oncology nurses

Our experienced nursing team are specialists in all aspects of oncology nursing and take pride in offering exceptional levels of patient care 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Oncology nursing services manager

Our oncology nursing manager has a wide ranging oncology & chemotherapy nursing background. She has worked in both NHS and private oncology settings and is passionate about delivering a high standard of patient care at every aspect of the patients’ journey. Since joining the team she has implemented a complete restructure of the oncology services and has worked to improve the facilities available to our patients. Appointments can be arranged for you to spend time with the nursing manager to discuss any aspect of your care.

Macmillan Breast Clinical Nurse Specialist

The breast care service at BMI Bishops Wood Hospital is a Bupa Accredited Breast Care Service. Daily rapid access to the breast care service includes consultation with a consultant breast surgeon and a breast care nurse. The breast clinical nurse specialist is available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Her role incorporates facilitating the breast multi-disciplinary team (MDT), during which the surgeons, oncologists, radiologists and histopathologists review all new breast oncology patients. The breast care nurse provides psychological support and expert advice to patients undergoing breast surgery and assists patients with prosthesis services on recovery. She will be the primary nursing support for patients experiencing breast cancer from diagnosis to chemotherapy treatments.

Macmillan Oncology/Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists

Our Macmillan team are experienced in caring for, and helping to manage the symptoms of cancer and its treatments. They provide psychological support for the patients and their families and are a constant resource on Pinner ward. Any patient attending Bishops Wood Hospital will be offered the opportunity to meet the Macmillan team. The MacMillan team provide a holistic approach to patient care. This includes helping patients to adjust to their diagnosis and treatment regimens, symptom management as appropriate and a plan of care that is comprehensive, clear and manageable. The Macmillan team also facilitates a telephone service whereby patients can call to discuss issues pertaining to their treatment or need advice on symptom control.

Chemotherapy Nurse Specialist

The chemotherapy nurse facilitates the day case chemotherapy services offered at Bishops Wood. She is passionate about ensuring patient information needs are met prior to commencing chemotherapy and will spend time with new patients to ensure that they have received enough written and verbal information to enable the patient to feel ready to start their treatment. Her expertise in advising patients on managing and preventing side effects helps patients to feel empowered throughout their treatment, a time when people often feel at their most vulnerable.

The Pinner Nursing Team and Health Care Assistants

On Pinner ward we have a highly skilled team comprising of registered nurses and health care support workers who rotate through the in-patients and day-case patients we care for. Our ward sister takes great pride in running a ‘tight ship’ and her philosophy to lead by example is apparent in all aspects of her nursing care. The Pinner nursing team are dedicated to ensuring our patients are treated in accordance with best practice guidelines as determined by the department of health and BMI Healthcare.

We work very closely with the consultants and provide 24-hour support to our patients. We understand that undergoing treatments for cancer can be a frightening time and our goal is to ensure you have complete confidence in our services. We will strive to make the time spent in our care as comfortable as possible for both our patients and their relatives.

Related Treatments

Bladder Cancer
Blood Cancer Lymphoma
Blood Cancer Myeloma
Bowel Cancer
Bowel Cancer Screening
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Rapid Access Clinics symptomatic
Breast Cancer Single-Dose Intraoperative Radiotherapy SD IORT
Breast Screening asymptomatic
Breast Surgery Excision Biopsy
Breast Surgery Lump Removal Lumpectomy
Breast Surgery Mastectomy
Breast Surgery Reconstruction Following Mastectomy
Breast surgery Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Cancer Surgery
Cervical Cancer
Chemotherapy
Complementary Therapies
Head and Neck Cancer
Hormone Therapies
Kidney Cancer
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Male Breast Cancer
Oesophageal Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer Prostate Mapping
Prostate Cancer Prostatectomy
Radiotherapy
Skin Cancer Facial Skin Removal
Skin Cancer Melanoma
Skin Cancer Mohs Surgery
Skin Cancer Non-melanoma
Stomach Cancer
Targeted Therapy
Testicular Cancer
Womb Cancer