Medical Oncology Hospital of Piacenza
ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care
|Contact person||Luigi Cavanna, MD, Chief of Oncology and Hematology Department, Director Oncology Unit|
Via Taverna 49
|Contact||Tel: +39 0523 302697 / +39 339 5411069 - l(dot)cavanna(at)ausl(dot)pc(dot)it|
|Web||Medical Oncology Hospital of Piacenza|
The Hospital of Piacenza was founded in 1471 and includes around 30 hospitals. Over the centuries it has undergone a lot of changes, and now resembles a medical fortress in the historical centre of Piacenza.
The oncology unit comprises:
- 20 inpatients beds (2-3 for symptom control and cancer complication)
- 10 outpatient beds
- A point for information and support (ISP)
- A consultation office
- The Oncology-Haematology department comprises also:
- Haematology and bone marrow-stem-cell transplantation unit
- Radiotherapy unit
- Palliative unit with two Hospices
The Department comprises:
- 1 chief of Department and 3 directors of medical units
- 12 medical oncologists, 7 haematologists, 4 radiotherapists, 3 psychologists, 2 data-managers, 61 nurses, 8 radiotherapy-technicians.
The Oncology-Haematology department has performed a global care programme based on a global approach to neoplastic patients as indicated by AIOM, ESMO, and ASCO guidelines.
Symptoms control, palliative and supportive care are a part of cancer care management.
The hospital of Piacenza has an ongoing project: “Pain free hospital”.
Palliative and supportive care
The Medical Oncology Unit has performed a global care programme based on a global approach to neoplastic patients as indicated by ESMO and ASCO guidelines.
Symptom control, palliative and supportive care are a part of cancer care management.
The Centre provides:
- 9 Medical Oncologists trained in palliative care
- 2 psychologists with experience in psycho-oncology and quality of life assessment
- 24 nurses expert in the management of cancer from support to end of life
The Hospital has an ongoing project: “Pain-free hospital”.