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Oncology

Chemotherapy Outpatients

We have two units for the provision of day case chemotherapy. The Gartland Suite in the Macmillan Unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital and Greenlea Oncology Unit on ward Seven at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. The units are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm Patients who need blood products and fluids for their treatment can also attend the units. This helps our patients have as normal a life as possible by attending at their convenience and returning home after their appointment. Patients who are having on-going chemotherapy are encouraged to access the unit for advice, treatment, information or reassurance, so we are aware of any problems. We hope to provide a friendly, informal welcoming atmosphere for all patients and their friends and family.

We treat all common cancers for patients living in the Calderdale and Huddersfield areas. Both our chemotherapy suites deal with breast, upper gastrointestinal and haematology cancers. All gynaecological cancers are treated at Calderdale Royal Hospital and all lung are treated at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

We are also fortunate to have Sysmex blood analysers on both units and inpatient ward 12 at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. This machine allows us to get a full blood count result within minutes, which speeds up the treatment process in most cases.

Inpatients

All inpatient (people who stay at least one night) oncology and haematology treatment and care is provided on ward 12 at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. The ward has 22 beds and there are 10 single rooms with en-suite facilities (four of which are positive pressure rooms for neutropenic patients.) There are also two twin-bed bays and two four-bed bays with nearby bathroom/shower room and all are single sex.  There are two day rooms with TV, video and music centre, books, magazines, games and jigsaws and relative’s room for overnight stays. We also have an information room for patients, relatives and staff, with booklets, leaflets and access to the internet.

Any patient who is unwell Chemotherapy should ring the oncology helpline on 01422 222999, this is a 24 hour helpline.

 

 

Where to find us

Gartland Suite at Calderdale Royal Hospital

Greenlea Oncology Unit on ward Seven at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Ward 12 at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary: Park in the main car park and enter via the main entrance, down the corridor to the left of the hospital shop and the ward is at the end.

Who to contact to find out more

The Gartland Suite CRH and Ward 7 HRI 

Chemotherapy Day care manager (Clinical Nurse specialist, Sarah Ziemer)  - Tel: 01422 222668, Fax 01422 222705

Ward 12

Melanie Tempest, ward manager – Tel: 01484 342474/342475, Fax: 01484 347268 melanie.tempest@cht.nhs.uk

Meet the team

The outpatient units are staffed by nurses who have had specific training in caring for patients receiving chemotherapy. The majority of chemotherapy is given as outpatient care within the chemotherapy units. Care for all patients on ward 12 is planned and delivered by a multi-disciplinary approach. Patients are encouraged to play an active role in planning their care.

Name

Special interest

Dr Johnathan Joffe

Breast

Dr Uschi Hofmann

Bladder, prostate, gynaecology and neuroenocrine

Dr Jo Dent Colorectal

Colorectal, breast, Upper AI, Pancreatic and bilary

Dr Felyer, Dr Rothwell, Dr Swe, Dr Oo, Dr Jarek Czyz, Dr Mahotra  

Haematology

Dr Reitubore 

Lung and Gastro-utestinal

Dr Brown

Lung and Colorectal

Dr Deivastamari

Gynaecology

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