Institute of Oncology Bucharest (I.O.B.)
ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care
|Contact person||Dr. Alexandru Grigorescu|
Sos. Fundeni 252, sector 2
|Contact||Tel: +40 21 227 1140 / 1070 - alexgrigorescu2004(at)yahoo(dot)com|
|Web||Institute of Oncology Bucharest (I.O.B.)|
Institute of Oncology Bucharest was created more then 50 years ago. This centre is a comprehensive cancer centre.
There are about 600 beds. 134 for Medical Oncology, 180 for surgery, 50 for Paediatrics oncology, 180 for radiotherapy and 10 beds for palliative care.
There are is also an outpatients area where about 60 patients are treated daily.
In the Institute of Oncology Bucharest approximately 15000 patients are consulted per year.
The ambulatory department includes: surgery, gynaecology, ENT, ophthalmology, dermatology, a radiology department and a medical laboratory.
These facilities and equipment allow the issuing of cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment and complex treatment of patients.
The palliative care department is made up of medical oncologists, 5 of them with competence in Palliative Care.
Palliative and supportive care
The Palliative Care Sub-department (PCS), 10 beds, are included in the Medical Oncology Department. The nurses who are involved in palliative care are the same who administrate chemotherapy in the department of Medical Oncology and generally when a patient has no benefit from chemotherapy or other active therapy, the palliative care is give by the same nurse who was involved in the chemotherapy of the patient.
Patients with palliative care protocol established in PCS are transferred into the Chronic Disease Department at another hospital which we have an agreement.
PCS ask for consultations specialists in lung, digestive and urological surgery for some needs of palliative care.
We have a nucleus of medical oncology specialists who advice on palliative cares for the whole hospital.
Home care is provided by an Ambulatory Hospice: ”Alicia Medical” with nurses and doctors who treat or oversee the patients who were treated in the hospital.