Radiotherapy patients urged to come forward and comment on their treatment

Radiotherapy patients across Norfolk and Waveney are being urged to come forward and comment on their treatment.

Health bosses at NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney, NHS Norfolk and the Anglia Cancer Network  want to hear from anyone who has had radiotherapy while living in the area to voice their views at a series of public meetings.

Maggie Parsons, Cancer Commissioning Manager at NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney, said: “This will be your opportunity to participate in the decision process, shaping how radiotherapy services in Norfolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney will look in the future.

“We want to know how people made the decision on having radiotherapy, how far they had to travel, whether the travel time affected that decision, what their doctor told them and whether they considered other treatments.”

Kathryn Griffiths, Commissioning Manager at NHS Norfolk, added: “It is absolutely vital to us that we understand more about the experiences of patients who have radiotherapy treatment, to enable us to develop and further improve the service we provide.”

The meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • January 18, 6pm to 8pm at Innovations Centre, 39 Brunel Way in Thetford
  • January 20, 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Supper Room, Town Hall in Great Yarmouth
  • January 28, 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Big C Centre, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
  • January 30, 10.30am to 12.30pm at Bayfield Hall in Holt
  • February 1, 2.30pm to 4.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House in 15 Smallgate, Beccles
  • February 3, 2.30pm to 4.30pm at Saint Augustine’s Centre, 37 Columbia Way, Kings Lynn

The meetings are all about finding out from people who have had radiotherapy their views by sharing some data we have already collected with them and planning future targets.

Radiotherapy patients do not need to book a place, but for any questions or to confirm disabled access at any of the venues please call Amy on 01638 608219. Anyone who is unable to attend but who would like to share their thoughts should call Donna Cathmoir at the Anglia Cancer Network on 01638 608215 or email until February 7.

Wednesday 13th of January 2010 04:00:07 PM