Working with our patients

 

Cancer

Our patients, their friends and family work side by side with our staff, to shape our services and the places they receive their care.

Caring together

People like you help us make decisions about many aspects of care.

Patients help to shape our services by telling us about their own experiences and how they would like to make things better for future patients. For example, in the new Cancer Centre, patients were involved in every aspect from choosing the architects to the types of chairs for the new chemotherapy treatment areas.

Watch a video to find out how patients and carers helped to design our new Cancer Centre at Guy's.

Designed in partnership

Our patients tell us how our hospitals, clinics and wards feel and how we could make them better.

Patients have been at the heart of planning our new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital. 

Patients helped us develop a centre that is calm, uplifting and well planned. The Patient Reference Group for the Cancer Centre has been involved in the design of the building, the location of services and the art works that feature throughout the Centre. The group has been recognised nationally for its work.

For example, they asked us to put the radiotherapy suite – traditionally found in the basement because the room needs a protective lining – on a higher floor. We found a way to do it. Now our patients have a light and bright environment where they receive treatment.

You tell us that these details make a real difference to your experience of care.

David Cheesman, Director of the King’s Health Partners Integrated Cancer Centre, said: “these patients are making a genuine, tangible difference to the development of the Cancer Centre at Guy’s.”

Feedback

Listening and learning from you help us to keep improving. We welcome your feedback (both positive and negative), embracing change, and challenging ourselves to do better.

If you would like to become a part of this work, contact us.

Fundraising

Patients, their friends and family find lots of ways to raise money and support Guy’s Cancer. Whether you want to organise a bake sale or take on a three peaks challenge, our fundraising team can help you every step of the way.

Support the Cancer Centre appeal.

Research

Every year, more than 1,500 of our cancer patients decide to take part in clinical trials that could speed up our search for better treatments and, ultimately, to cure cancer.

Find out more about our cancer research and clinical trials.