Centre Hospitalier de Bligny

ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care

Contact person Dr Jean-Baptiste Méric, Medical Oncologist, Head of Oncology-Hematology and Palliative Care Department
Address Route de Bligny
91640 Briis sous Forges
Country

France

Contact Phone: +33 1 69 26 32 28 -
Web Centre Hospitalier de Bligny
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Centre history

Founded in 1901, Bligny was a sanatorium, where Calmette and Guerin developed BCG vaccine. During the last quarter of the 20th century, Bligny transformed into a modern private hospital involved in public health service.

Department profile

The hospital has 363 beds (13 in intensive care unit, 114 in acute care, 226 in post acute and rehabilitation) and 22 out-patients places, all are single beds.

  • Five clinical departments:
    • Oncology, Haematology and Palliative care department
    • Cardiology department
    • Respiratory
    • Medicine (VIH infection and geriatric)
    • Sanatorium (still devoted to tuberculosis care, for multi or ultra-resistant mycobacteria)
  • Consultation ward (20000 consultations per year)
  • Mobile Palliative Care Unit
  • Technical equipment: CT scan, , biology, microbiology, virology , digestive and thoracic endoscopy, pharmacy with centralized preparation of cytostatic
  • There are 50 nursing staff and 11 medical doctors in the Oncology, Haematology and Palliative Care Department including two haematologists, five medical oncologists, three palliative care specialists, one general practitioner. Social practitioners, psychologists and psychiatrists,  physiotherapists, dieticians and many volunteers are involved in the department.
  • The centre is accredited by the French Authorities for chemotherapy treatments

Areas of specialisation

General Oncology including emergency care. Haematological rehabilitation after auto or allogeneic transplant. Pain treatment and Palliative care including emergency and respite stays.

Palliative and supportive

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The palliative care unit is composed of three practitioners graduated in pain evaluation and palliative care, one psychologist, one physiotherapist, and part-time secretary, dietician and psychiatrist. Art therapy coach and volunteers also visit the patients.

Palliative care mobile unit supports oncology teams when facing palliative care situations, providing diagnostic or therapeutic advices, collaborating to understand and answer patients’ needs to obtain best palliation of cancer symptoms.