Please note that from 27 January 2020 oncology outpatient services will no longer be provided at Scunthorpe General Hospital. From this date face-to-face consultations will be provided at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby. This is due to significant medical staffing shortages faced within oncology teams across the region. Day case chemotherapy and advanced nurse practitioner clinics will continue unchanged and will still be delivered at Scunthorpe General Hospital.
Patients due to attend an appointment between Monday 27 January 2020 and Friday 14 February 2020, will receive a phone call to rearrange. For appointments on or after Monday, 17 February 2020, patients will receive a letter with a date and time for their next appointment.
Oncology services at Grimsby hospital are based within the Amethyst Unit providing a dedicated inpatient, day case and outpatient clinic facility. The unit offers a seamless and personalised service to patients using multi-disciplinary expertise, which includes provision of an acute oncology service.
Consultant medical care for cancer patients is provided by visiting consultant oncologists from Queen’s Cancer Centre, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull, in close collaboration with clinical nurse specialists, chemotherapy nurses and a Macmillan Advanced Nurse practitioner team. The oncology department is part of the North East Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Alliance, and works in close collaboration with the cancer centre based at Queens Cancer Centre Hull.
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