The neuro-oncology nursing service is available Monday to Friday. We support people living with primary brain tumours who are managed under the oncology service at The Royal Berkshire Hospital and live in west or east Berkshire.
We are aware that being diagnosed with a brain tumour affects patients and families differently and that a personalised and sensitive approach is needed to provide individualised support.
Many of our patients have neuro- surgery as part of their management. This is carried out by the neuro-surgical team at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. We have strong links to our neuro- surgical colleagues making sure any handover to them or back to the Berkshire Cancer Centre is seamless.
We offer regular holistic assessment to our patients so that any needs can be identified. This often results in onward referrals to a range of additional services for example:
We are available to contact by phone, e-mail or pager Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday. There is also a limited amount of cover on a Wednesday but face to face service isn’t available that day.
There are a number of charities who provide support to patients and their families living with brain tumours. Some of this support is online but there is also face to face support and meet up social evenings and day-time information sessions. The charities also provide written information. To find out more please click on the link here.