Since 2015, Lingen Davies has been providing funding for an amazing, innovative App that helps patients understand and monitor the side effects of chemotherapy treatment and the long-term follow up of prostate cancer. The App, was launched at RSH in December 2016. We’re really proud of this project, and the great news is that is has now won a prestigious national Patient Safety Award!
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford, picked up the Cancer Care Award this week at a gala dinner in Manchester.
Dr Edwin Borman, Medical Director at SaTH, said: “To win this award is a great honour for SaTH and real recognition both of the hard work of the teams who have been involved in the app’s development and the very real difference it will make to our patients.”
Dr Sheena Khanduri, Clinical Leader for Cancer Services at SaTH, who was amongst those who travelled to Manchester for the ceremony, said: “We are delighted and honoured to have won this award.
“The App is packed with important information about chemotherapy and advice about when to contact the helpline to ensure patients are seen at the earliest opportunity. It is hoped the technological advance will result in fewer chemotherapy patients being admitted to hospital as an emergency.
“To be told you have cancer and will need chemotherapy is very frightening, and that is why our hospitals are always looking to improve the care we provide for patients and their families.
“The App provides information and importantly it tells a patient when they need to contact us and how they can do so. It empowers patients to take control of their treatment and its effects and will improve access to the right care when needed.”
This award is a fantastic honour, and this is a project we have been delighted to support. Congratulations to all involved!
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