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History

Hospital Lusíadas Lisboa, founded in 2008, is an important institution in Portuguese private hospital universe. Internationally validating the quality and safety of our care, Lusíadas Saúde was the first private group in Portugal to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). In 2018, it was also considered the technological hospital in Lisbon after reaching level 6 on a global scale of information systems and technologies for the patient's benefit (EMRAM scale from HIMSS Analytics).

In 2022, our Hospital successfully concluded the adoption of the EMRAM model of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), reaching the maximum level.

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The Hospital Lusíadas Lisboa has an Oncology Centre dedicated to the treatment of solid tumours and hematologic malignancies of outpatients and inpatients.
It has a staff team of 8 senior doctors (5 oncologists, 3 haematologists), 1 junior doctor (fellow in medical oncology), 7 nurses, 1 nutritional specialist, 1 psychologist and 1 social worker, with the last two also collaborating with our Palliative Care Unit.

The Palliative Care Unit collaborates with all the departments, mainly with the Oncology Centre, and has a staff team consisting of 1 doctor with a master's degree and competence in palliative care, 2 dedicated nurses, 1 spiritual guide, 2 psychologists and 1 social worker.

The Oncology Centre receives around 500 new patients per year. The integration of care is assured through the close collaboration of the oncology and palliative care teams.

The Oncology Centre also emphasizes clinical research and teaching (pre-graduation nurses and residents in medical oncology).

Specialities

The Hospital Lusíadas Lisboa delivers comprehensive and patient centred care to oncology patients within the Oncology Center with interdisciplinary teams.

Eight interdisciplinary teams assure the highest quality of care from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up, including specialisations in the following cancers: breast, gastrointestinal, urologic, gynaecologic, thoracic, skin, sarcoma and neuroendocrine.

The interdisciplinary teams involve surgeons, medical oncologists, radio oncologists, palliative care specialists, pathologists, radiologists, gastroenterologists, urologists, gynaecologists, nuclear medicine specialists, nurses and psychologists.

Palliative and Supportive Care

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In 2018, the hospital set up a dedicated team for palliative care support and inpatient wards, ensuring specialised acute care for adults and their caregiver's, offering physical, psychosocial and spiritual support. In complex situations of uncontrollable physical and non-physical symptoms, patients are admitted to a dedicated inpatient ward or room.

The Palliative Care Team also provides the following services: an outpatient clinical service for ambulatory patients using eHealth and Telemedicine, an inpatient consultative service to help speed-up hospital discharge, and in the case of symptomatic patients, ensuring proper follow-up, in addition, providing a 'green way' into the emergency room service with a 24-hour/365-day admission policy.

The team has considerable experience in sharing decision making with patients and their families, with the continuity of care for outpatients being supported by the local care teams who work in close collaboration with the intra-hospital palliative care team.

Last update: July 2022

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