Review of Mount Vernon Cancer Centre - give your feedback

Review of Mount Vernon Cancer Centre - give your feedback

The NHS in the East of England and North London is working together to review the services at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.

Run by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and delivered from a North Middlesex site managed by the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the standalone cancer centre primarily serves a population of more than two million people in four areas including Hertfordshire, and a small number of patients using the service from elsewhere.

The centre provides outpatient chemotherapy, nuclear medicine, brachytherapy and haematology as well as radiotherapy for these populations. There are also inpatient and ambulatory wards.

The review will include working with staff at Mount Vernon, with other local hospitals and commissioners, and Cancer Alliances to look at meeting the needs of local people; some of the buildings are not in a good state of repair, and there are a number of concerns about the long-term clinical sustainability of the cancer centre. As well as ageing buildings, there are limited support facilities on site. For example, there are no high dependency or intensive care beds so patients who become very poorly are sent by ambulance to Watford General Hospital. 

An engagement event is being held on Wednesday (10 July) at Knebworth House Barns and Park, Knebworth, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG3 6PY including a buffet lunch at 12.30pm, followed by a workshop between 1-3.30pm. To book a place, visit the Eventbrite website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nhs-england-mount-vernon-review-23444228820 

Members of the public and patient representatives can also provide feedback at any stage, register an interest to receive updates and invitations to events, and invite the project team to attend a community group meeting by emailing england.eoesct-projects@nhs.net.

The outcome of the review will help develop options that will build on the services, research and patient experience the centre already delivers.