Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd Bangalore
ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care
|Contact person||Dr. Naveen Salins|
8 P Kalinga Rao Road
|Contact||Phone: +91-80-40206000 - naveensalins(at)hcgoncology(dot)com|
|Web||Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd Bangalore|
HealthCare Global (HCG) was initially founded as Bangalore Institute of Oncology in 1989 and later transformed into HCG which is now a private cancer care network with more than 26 centres in India and overseas. HCG cancer care network has 400+ dedicated oncologists, 1000+ dedicated cancer care beds and 40,000+ new cancer patients per year. Each day the network performs 800+ radiation treatments, 120 cancer surgeries and 500 chemotherapy infusions. HCG network is the first and only oncology care network in India to have a carefully developed hub and spoke model. It has one central hub (HCG Enterprises Ltd Bangalore), two regional hubs and 23 spokes. Over the last five years HCG has been actively contributing to the future of cancer care in India by designing, building and managing cancer centres across the nation with a steadfast vision to provide cancer care using competency, cutting edge technology, affordability and accessibility as its mantra.
HCG Enterprises Ltd Bangalore being the headquarters and centre of excellence has state-of-the-art facilities to provide tertiary care oncology services in the Medical, Radiation, Nuclear Medicine, Surgical disciplines, Palliative Care and other ancillary services with 250 inpatient beds. The centre is accredited with NABH (National Accreditation Board for the Hospitals & Healthcare Providers) for the hospital, NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibrating Laboratories) and CAP (College of American Pathologists) for its state of the art Clinical Laboratory.
HCG Bangalore is a 250-bed dedicated cancer hospital with 100+ doctors (both consultants, junior doctors and doctors in training), around 350 nurses, 20 nurse practitioners, 40 social workers, 40 medical transcriptionists, 30 pharmacists (oncopharmacists + general), 15 physicists, 40 technicians (Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and OT), around 150 administrative staff including front office and IT, 200 + housekeeping staff and general workers, 10 members in quality control and around 15 members in R&D department.
The hospital has 10 regular oncology wards, one hematology ward, one nuclear medicine ward, one surgical ward, one pediatric oncology ward, a bone marrow transplant unit, an Intensive care unit, a high dependency unit and two day care chemotherapy centres. Out of 250 beds, 150 are single occupancy rooms, 20 are double occupancy, 30 are triplex and the remaining 50 are general ward beds (6-8 patients per large room adequately seperated ensuring privacy).
Areas of specialisation
The hospital has following specialities:
- Medical and Hemato-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
- Paediatric Oncology
- Radiation Oncology with advanced 3D CRT techniques and brachytherapy
- Region specific surgical oncology units
- Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care
- General Radiology and Interventional Radiology
- Diagnostic and therapeutic Nuclear Medicine
- Anaesthesia and acute pain services
- General and paediatric intensive care
- Interventional Pain Management
- Complimentary and alternative medicine and Yoga
Palliative and supportive care
The department of Integrative Oncology and Palliative Care at HCG Bangalore comprises one full-time consultant, two part-time consultants, one nurse practitioner, two complimentary and alternative medicine doctors, of which one is a yoga therapist, a full-time psycho-oncologist and a medical social worker.
The department provides comprehensive multimodal multidisiplinary care and has inpatient, outpatient, hospice and community palliative care services. The services of the department includes pain and symptom control, supportive care including co-morbidty and complication management, end of life care, home based palliative care, interventional pain management, psycho-social care and distress management, bereavement care and has active support groups.
On average the department sees 300 outpatients, 550 inpatients and 75 new cases per month and around 60-80 homevisits per month. The department is actively involved in inhouse and external education and is the regional centre for conducting IAPC certificate course in essentials of palliative care and IOPT certificate programme in integrated oncology. it is involved in clinical research and in the last two years the department has eight publications of which four are original articles published in pubmed indexed journals.
In the last two years the department has conducted four CMEs and was institutional partner for two international conferences. The department has two major in-hospital collaborations: PEDISCOPE(pediatric integrated supportive care oncology program and education) and HSCT-INT Onco (Hemopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and Integrated Oncology, and multiple external collaborations.