Location of cancer services in South East Wales
Please answer six questions to assist us in protecting safety and quality care for cancer patients.
Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff provides specialist cancer care for the whole of South East Wales. It is outdated and needs to be replaced.
Because the Cancer Centre is a stand alone facility(i.e. it is not located on the same site as a large, acute hospital), many treatments cannot be safely provided there. Even now, approximately two people per week require unplanned emergency transfers to an acute site when they become too unwell to be cared for in Velindre. Examples of such patients may be those experiencing anaphylaxis, other adverse effects of treatment, sepsis, breathing difficulties, cardiac arrest etc. Despite this, the replacement Cancer Centre is planned to be another stand-alone facility. New Cancer Centres elsewhere in the UK including the the rest of Wales are being built on acute hospital sites to provide safe care. This is not the approach being taken for the New Velindre Cancer Centre.
We would like to hear your views about the plans to build a stand-alone New Velindre Cancer Centre without other essential services on the same site.
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