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We recognise that cancer can affect much more than just your physical health, so it’s important that you feel supported, not only during your treatment but also afterwards, to give your body the best possible chance to heal.

After treatments, your recovery will be supported by regular follow-up checks with your consultant. These will vary depending on the area of your body that's been treated, and the amount of treatment you've received. Follow-up appointments are used to help keep track of your recovery, so if you have any concerns you will have the opportunity to discuss them with your consultant.

For many people, the diagnosis of cancer, in combination with treatment side effects and the disruption of day-to-day life for treatment can have a huge upheaval that affects every aspect of both their and their family’s lives.

Our aim is to provide each individual patient with ongoing holistic support throughout their treatment, including easy access to a range of supportive services and additional therapies, to aid and assist with treatment and recovery, including:

  • Relaxed, comfortable and modern facilities
  • Transportation and accommodation
  • Social support
  • Spiritual and psychological support
  • Symptom control
  • Rehabilitation
  • Complementary therapies
  • Palliative care

We empower patients to be active participants in their care, and our clinical teams work with consultants to provide a bespoke cancer management package which meets the needs of each individual patient.

The level of service, care, consideration & support were exemplary. A ‘world class’ standard.

Patient Satisfaction Survey - Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley

June 1, 2020

Everything I experienced was done with compassion & great care by all staff. I can't thank them enough.

Patient Satisfaction Survey - Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley

April 3, 2020

All the staff were total professionals and considerate. Nothing was too much trouble. The attention to detail was perfect at all times. I’m sure I could not have received better care anywhere else!

Patient Satisfaction Survey - Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley

May 8, 2020

All staff have been incredibly friendly, welcoming & approachable which has made the whole experience really easy. Also very accommodating when changing appointment times.

Patient Satisfaction Survey - Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley

June 1, 2019

The staff was excellent, caring and I would recommend to any person in my position.

Patient Satisfaction Survey - Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales

June 1, 2020

Calm, relaxed, friendly, supportive atmosphere at the centre. Always felt safe and in good hands.

Patient Satisfaction Survey - Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales

June 2, 2020

Each and every member of the team was caring & helpful – a warm & friendly environment.

Patient Satisfaction Survey - Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales

June 1, 2020

What is supportive cancer care?

After treatment at the Rutherford, we are here to support you on your road to recovery. We can offer and direct you to a wide range of holistic support programs designed to suit your specific needs, following your treatment with us. To find out more, please watch the video below.

What is supportive care?

50% of people with cancer use some sort of complimentary therapy at some point during their treatment and recovery. Watch our video to see what specific therapies and support you can access at the Rutherford.

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Our supportive care team

Our supportive care team is available to offer support throughout treatment and beyond for any queries or concerns patients may have. Specialists will also be on hand to offer advice and guidance to talk about any concerns or questions following treatment.

Informing our patients

After diagnosis, our care team will be available to talk to patients and their family about the specific side effects of treatment and will continue to monitor patients closely throughout the treatment process in order to provide information on managing side effects.

We have a number of comfortable consultation and relaxing break rooms throughout Rutherford Cancer Centres, where patients can talk to their care team privately about any concerns. Alternatively, they are reachable over the telephone if coming into the centre isn’t possible.

A holistic approach

One of our key goals when providing treatment is to offer a comprehensive care facility for patients coming to Rutherford Cancer Centres. In addition to providing expert advice about your treatment at our centres, our care team can offer their support to help you lead a healthy lifestyle both during and after your treatment. With strong links to other healthcare professionals, they will help you access any practical support that you may need and can put you in touch with community services that may be useful to you.

Care plan

Our treatment plans at Rutherford Cancer Centres include individualised care plans, which are put together using a Macmillan Holistic Needs Assessment. In addition to providing general information about treatments and specific information about any intended treatment, a care plan will include detailed information about the ongoing supportive care our personal care team can offer to patients.

The Macmillan Holistic Needs Assessment (also referred to as the Macmillan Concerns List) is a document which can be completed by the patient if they wish. It helps to enable our teams to understand the personal needs of our patients. The completed document help us develop and deliver a care and support plan that is uniquely tailored to you as an individual and your treatment needs.

End of treatment care plan

Once treatment has come to an end, our care team will work with patients to provide an ongoing end of treatment care plan. End of treatment care plans include information regarding late-term side effects, advice on managing these and guidance for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Access to ongoing support and advice from our supportive care staff is always available and our care teams are only a phone call away, should patients have any questions or would like to discuss further aspects of their treatment aftercare.

Other support

Macmillan Cancer Support offers a wide range of information and support, as well as help with your practical, emotional, and financial needs. All telephone helplines are free and confidential, and interpreting services are also available.

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Freephone: 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 8.00pm)

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