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Room refit helps doctors to share cancer knowledge online

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A NEW multidisciplinary room at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital that will benefit cancer patients in the Bailiwick was yesterday unveiled by representatives involved in the £25,000 upgrade.

Present at yesterday’s opening of the refurbished multidisciplinary room at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital were, left to right, Male Uprising Guernsey council member Chris Walker, Mark Chasey, chairman of Oak Group, which donated the £25,000 for the work, his wife, Erika, and Mug council member and consultant urologist Dr Owen Cole. (Picture by Danielle Kenneally, 25046791)

The newly-refurbished Oak Group multidisciplinary room will provide an up-to-date space where a variety of doctors can meet to discuss online the management of cancer patients with medical specialists based in the UK.

Lead cancer clinician Dr Catherine Chinyama said the new room, which has been kitted out with the latest technology including a radiotherapy workstation, will benefit staff greatly.

‘This room is going to help with discussions of different cancer patients between doctors, nurses, pathologists, radiologists and so on,’ she said.

‘A room like this has been shown to help manage patients better and it will also offer better facilities than before. Therefore I’d like to thank Oak Group, as without them we wouldn’t have been able to do this.’

Consultant urologist and Male Uprising Guernsey member Dr Owen Cole said they were approached by the Oak Group about upgrading the PEH room, leading to the company’s chairman, Mark Chasey, donating money for the revamp.

‘Discussions started last May and then May of this year we started the refurbishment,’ he said. ‘It was completed within a week and now we have our first meeting in here in 10 minutes. We’re very pleased with it.’

Danielle Kenneally

By Danielle Kenneally
News reporter

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