With the number of individuals being diagnosed and living with cancer increasing – it is estimated 230,000 will be on this journey by 2030 – it is vital that we provide services that are fit for the future and are able to deliver improved patient experiences and outcomes.
As part of our collaborative, long standing working relationships with the health boards in south east Wales, we are working to identify the best model for care that ensures our patients continue to receive the treatment services they need as part of their cancer journey.
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Radiotherapy has an important role in the treatment of cancer as approximately half of all cancer patients will receive radiotherapy as part of their treatment. In addition, 4 out of every 10 patients are cured by radiotherapy (World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)).
A networked model is used by leading cancer centres around the world delivering good outcomes, which is why we are proposing a change to radiotherapy services in our region so that it will be sustainable for the future.
We want to hear from you, the population of south east Wales, to tell us your views on the proposed service change…
We have compiled information about the nature of radiotherapy services, the current set up, the challenges facing us, our vision for the future and the benefits to patients. Please take the opportunity to learn more about the proposed changes and submit your feedback.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our engagement on the changes to the radiotherapy services in south east Wales through the planned satellite centre, which ended on 13 July 2021.
Your feedback and views will be included within a report that will be presented to the Community Health Council, as well as incorporated into the plans for the satellite centre as they progress.
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