The Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison, visited the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust and the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre yesterday (15 April 2014).
The newly built Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, a state of the art cancer unit, serves the population of Harrogate and surrounding district and some patients from the North Leeds area.
The development cost £9m in total and was partly funded by its benefactor, Sir Robert Ogden, who provided £3.5m. Macmillan Cancer Support provided £3.5m and the remaining £2m was provided by the Trust.
The Centre offers patients high quality treatments, alongside integrated supportive care and complementary therapies, to ensure a truly holistic and therapeutic service is provided.
The following services are provided by the Centre:
- Out-patient new and follow-up oncology out-patient clinics;
- Haematology out-patient and day-case services. The Haematology team look after patients who have a wide range of blood disorders. Some of these, although not all, are cancer related;
- Fully integrated chemotherapy and supportive care treatments for all common adult cancers;
- Complementary therapies, palliative, and social, psych-emotional support services. The service provides support and treatment for patients along the entire pathway from diagnosis to end of life or rehabilitation and survivorship;
- A Cancer Information, Wellbeing & Benefits Service offering support and information on all aspects of cancer, benefits and welfare for patients and carers;
- Diagnostic tests and treatments for the common cancers;
- An Acute Oncology Service;
- A service for patients diagnosed with a Cancer of an Unknown Primary source;
- 24 Hour Chemotherapy/Acute Oncology Helpline