- General oncology for female patients, medical and surgical
- Radioactive source therapies for male and female patients
- 23 beds
Smithers Ward is a 23-bed ward specialising in the investigation and treatment of patients with cancer. It is the main surgical ward at The Royal Marsden’s Sutton hospital. Smithers Ward also has an area designated to patients receiving targeted radionuclide therapy.
Smithers Ward has two nursing teams, and patients are allocated to one or the other on admission. Their designated team of nurses will have the responsibility of assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating their care during their stay and on subsequent admissions, thus providing continuity of care.
Nursing on Smithers Ward
The nursing team is committed to providing a professional and quality service. We promote and maintain a high standard of holistic, evidence-based care in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct. We are continually updating our nursing knowledge and skills through educational programmes and reflection on practice.
Effective communication between staff and patients is essential to ensure the provision of appropriate care. Our aim is to provide patients, families and carers with the relevant information regarding their disease and treatment so that their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs may be met. Patient dignity and confidentiality is promoted at all times.
On Smithers Ward there is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where staff are approachable and available to all patients, their families and carers regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability.
For more information
To find out more about Smithers Ward, contact Ann Duncan, Sister, on email@example.com