Cancer patients in Edinburgh undergoing chemotherapy now have access to a new state-of-the-art private treatment facility at Spire Murrayfield Hospital.
With its official opening on Thursday 2 April 2009, the Oncology Day Chemotherapy Centre allows cancer patients to receive unrivalled care and personalised treatment in a relaxed and tranquil environment.
Patients can be admitted to the Centre for all elements of their oncology care from chemotherapy to supportive therapies and follow-up care. Treatment is administered by highly qualified and experienced specialist oncology nursing staff, with an emphasis on personalised, individually tailored care and support.
“At the Spire Murrayfield Hospital’s new oncology unit you are treated with the utmost friendliness and respect” says Agnes Lennox of Edinburgh, one of the Centre’s first patients. “Most of all the incredibly understanding and attentive staff make the whole experience excellent. I could not wish for better care and attention and I am truly grateful for the wonderful treatment and kindness shown to me on my many visits.”
One of the many benefits patients of the Oncology Day Chemotherapy Centre enjoy is reassuring access to a 24-hour emergency line which can be used by the patient or by carers and GPs to gain rapid contact with one of the Centre’s experienced oncology professionals. The Centre also boasts the latest in scalp cooling technology, a process which in some cases can assist in the prevention of hair loss which accompanies the use of certain chemotherapy drugs.
With views over Edinburgh from the front of the Spire Murrayfield Hospital, the light and spacious new Centre contains four treatment pods with chemotherapy couches as well as a comfortable sitting area which can be used to watch DVDs, television, or browse the internet. Patients have access to an innovative web-based information system for cancer patients with personalised local and national pages, and can access a wide range of supportive care options through the Centre’s links to the local cancer network.
Local radio personality Boogie, from Forth One's breakfast show ‘Boogie in the Morning’, officially opened the Oncology Day Chemotherapy Centre.