Cancer Treatment Centre
The new centre will enhance the care received by patients and their families throughout their cancer treatment journey. Core cancer treatments together with supportive care and complementary therapies will be provided in a calm and uplifting environment which will positively reinforce the treatment process.
Research has proved that the healing process for patients and their ability to cope with illness improves in a psychologically supportive environment. The design within this cancer centre will be nurturing, therapeutic and most importantly stress reducing.
Welcome and relaxed
We want everyone who visits the cancer treatment centre to feel welcome and relaxed. Patients will not only receive care and support but they will also find peaceful areas to wait with their families before and after treatment.
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT), which includes hospitals in Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover, has reviewed its overarching model of care and is proposing to centralise acute and emergency care in a critical treatment hospital. This will provide consultant delivered care on site 24/7.
Within this model of care, it is proposed that both the critical treatment hospital and cancer treatment centre will be co-located on the same site, creating a centre of excellence for the area. For patients attending the cancer treatment centre and requiring urgent unplanned general medical care, this will mean that arrangements will be in place for immediate transfer to the critical treatment hospital.
Finding a Home
After a detailed site selection exercise, a preferred location has been identified on land west of Ganderdown Copse (off the A30), south west of Basingstoke, close to Junction 7 of the M3. The site was chosen for its proximity to major road networks and the most favourable travel time, enabling easy access for all patients in the catchment area of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Since September 2014, award-winning architects BDP have been working with Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on the design of the new cancer treatment centre. An engagement process was established to ensure that the views and opinions of all prospective user groups of the cancer treatment centre were taken into account. This process has gone through three stages with more detailed plans being developed at each stage.
The planning application, which was submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, has now been approved and the charity and HHFT now awaits the launch of a consultation process by the local Clinical Commissiong Groups.
With your involvement and support, we will have the ability to provide a truly outstanding cancer centre.