Bud Flanagan Ambulatory Care
- Haemato-oncology disease-specific outpatient clinics
- Haemato-oncology day care
- Apheresis (donor and therapeutic)
Bud Flanagan Ambulatory Care is a combined day care, outpatient clinic and apheresis unit based at The Royal Marsden’s Sutton hospital. The department delivers care to patients requiring treatment and ongoing care for all cancers of the blood and lymphatic system. These include lymphomas, myeloma, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and the other acute and chronic leukaemias. The unit is also part of an accredited stem cell transplant programme.
As part of its commitment to excellence, The Royal Marsden has recently extended and redesigned the unit to create a more spacious, comfortable and attractive environment, focused on the delivery of the highest quality care. The expanded department enables patients to relax in comfortable surroundings with increased privacy, while the number of treatment chairs has also been increased, including five rooms especially for patients requiring isolation.
New consulting rooms have been added to reduce waiting times, and the increased capacity continues to enable us to place patients into disease-specific clinics led by our haemato-oncology consultants. The unit also has a dedicated team of nurses involved in all aspects of haemato-oncology nursing.
Treatments delivered include chemotherapy, a range of intravenous therapies, blood product support and assessment of toxicities (including neutropenic sepsis) and post-stem cell transplant care.
A comprehensive apheresis service for both therapeutic and donor procedures is offered. Procedures undertaken include stem cell and lymphocyte collections, as well as therapeutic plasma exchange. The unit has recently procured two state-of-the-art additional cell separator machines to allow us to further optimise our service.
We have a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care and patients are encouraged to discuss in confidence any issues regarding their care and treatment. The unit works closely with the Bud Flanagan Wards where our patients are admitted for inpatient treatments and stem cell transplants.
Find out more
If you would like to find out more about this ward, please contact Nana Benson-Quarm, Ward Sister, on firstname.lastname@example.org or Louise McNamara, Matron for Haemato-Oncology Advanced Practice and Ambulatory Care, on email@example.com.