A newly refurbished cancer treatment facility with the latest equipment has been opened by Jeremy Milnes, presenter of the City Hospital docusoap, at Guyâ€™s Hospital.
The newly refurbished facility includes a new waiting room for patients with dedicated patient changing cubicles, new dÃ©cor and lighting, providing a welcoming and bright atmosphere and a piece of illuminated ceiling art, featuring a photographic image of calming palm trees situated above the linear accelerator machine to help distract and relax patients during their treatment.
Jeremy Milnes celebrates the opening with radiographers from Guy's and St Thomas'
Dr Sarah Harris, consultant clinical oncologist and Head of Service for Clinical Oncology at the Trust, added: "How patients feel when they are being treated for cancer is crucial to their general well-being and the likely outcome of their treatment. This refurbishment means we can not only provide the very best treatment in a pleasant and calming atmosphere, but can also reduce the time patients need to wait to receive radiotherapy. The new equipment continues the development of a state-of-the-art treatment centre at Guy's and St Thomas'."
Guy's and St Thomas' provides all radiotherapy services for patients with cancer in the South East London Cancer Network – an area of 1.7 million residents in the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.