The Hospital of Piacenza was founded in 1471 and includes 3 territorial hospitals (Bobbio, Castel San Giovanni and Fiorenzuola), that serve the main population centres of the province (Val Trebbia, Val Tidone, Val d’Arda). 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:
- 22 inpatients beds (2-3 for symptom control and cancer complication)
- 11 outpatient beds (Day Hospital-Day Service)
- 15 chairs for onco-hematological therapy
- A point for information and support (ISP)
- A consultation office
The Oncology-Hematology department comprises also:
- Hematology and bone marrow-stem-cell transplantation Unit
- Radiotherapy Unit
- Infectious diseases Unit
- Pathology Unit
The Department comprises:
- 1 chief of Department and 4 directors of Medical Units
- 12 medical oncologists, 1 medical doctor specializing in oncology, 7 hematologists, 4 radiotherapists, 10 radiotherapy-technicians, 8 pathologists, 14 technicians specialized on pathology, 98 nurses, 3 psycho-oncologists, 3 data-managers.
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”.
Last update: April 2021