The applicant hospital is a 3 year old tertiary care cancer center and referral hospital, with state of the art cancer care. It is a NABH (National) accredited 150 bedded hospital, Outpatient floor with consulting rooms, with a 17 bedded daycare chemotherapy ward, dedicated comprehensive oncology specialty clinic, 2 floors of inpatient wards with 36 beds each, an emergency department open 24 hours geared mainly to care for emergencies faced by oncology patients, a bone marrow unit, medical and surgical intensive care units.
Currently the Department consists of 2 Palliative care physician and 2 Palliative clinical nurse specialist, as a part of the team 2 senior Psycho-oncologists and 2 Junior Psychologists. The Psycho-Oncologists have an M.Phil (Master of Philosophy) in Psycho-Oncology and have 8 and 2 years of experience respectively in the field of palliative care. The 2 Junior Psychologists have completed their MSc (Master of Science) in Psychology and have 3 and 1 year of experience in palliative care. We also have physiotherapist, Onconutrition, clinical pharmacologist, Mind body medicine expert, patient navigators.
Areas of specialisation
The center has full time services of medical oncology, organ specific surgical oncology, radiation oncology, pediatric oncology, haemato-oncology, comprehensive oncology and palliative care, transplant services, general radiology and interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, gastroenterology, general medicine, anesthesia and psycho-oncology departments. Visiting consultations from orthopedic oncology, uro-oncology, neuro-oncology and psychiatry.
Ancillary services include clinical nurse specialists in the field of oncology trained in insertion of PICC lines, nurses trained in each organ specific department as placed. The hospital has an NABL accredited laboratory that works 24 hours and state of the art pathology and microbiology departments.
Supportive services from Physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, peer navigators and mind and body medicine incorporating yoga.
Palliative and supportive care
Patients are cared for together by the treating oncologist and the palliative team and they hold a family meeting to discuss the goals of care and place of care and death. Way to provide continuity of care guided by outcome of these meetings.
Hospital based care (Acute Palliative Care)
At home with regular outpatient care:
Home based palliative care: