Nurses in 26 cancer treatment centres proving a valuable resource

Covid silver lining: Establishment of countrywide network to help chemo patients set for 24/7

Until a few years ago, cancer patients at home and receiving chemotherapy or other therapies had few options. Their default was to head for their local hospital emergency department (ED), there to face long delays and the risk of cross-infection from other patients waiting to be seen.

The service, introduced during an emergency when it was vitally important to keep EDs free for Covid patients and to keep vulnerable patients with other conditions away from a new virus, has proved to be a resounding success.

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