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Oxford University Hospitals need you to be totally re-assured that patients can still receive their care in a safe environment, despite the Covid-19 outbreak.

These include designating the Churchill Hospital as a ‘cold’ site, which means that the presence of Covid-19 is brought down to an absolute minimum.

Dr Nick Maynard, who is the Cancer Lead said “We’ve noticed that people haven’t been attending their appointments and we don’t want people to miss out on cancer care because of fears around Covid-19. Finding and treating cancer early gives us the best chance to cure it – and ignoring potential problems can have serious consequences now or in the future. On-going care and treatment is just as important, as many of these are also curative and control disease long term.”

If you are concerned about symptoms of cancer, then you are asked to contact your GP for advice. Waiting to get help could have serious consequences for patients and put a greater burden on the NHS in the future.

The full article about this is at https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/news/article.aspx?id=1261

Nikki Rycroft · Tue 2 Jun 2020, 08:49 · Link


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