Nearly 340 of cancer patients who underwent their treatment the Noble’s Hospital, between May 2010 and April 2011, are being asked to voice their opinions about the care they received --- a move that essentially aims at bringing about an improvement in cancer treatment services on the Isle of Man!
The survey, for which a cross-section of cancer patients have been randomly selected, has been commissioned by the Department of Health (DoH) to find out more about the experiences of these patients.
Revealing that the survey will involve cancer patients with a range of different cancers, and will be sent a questionnaire by post, the DoH said that the survey will be anonymous and voluntary.
Noting that the survey’s results – likely to be published early next year – will chiefly pave the way for improving cancer care treatment services in future, Minister for Health Davis Anderson said that the DoH always welcomes the views of patients; and carries out surveys, from time to time, to seek feedback, so that the suggestions put forth by the patients can be worked upon for the improvement of services.
Urging the patients receiving a survey “to spare a few moments to let us have their views on this critical service so that we can improve the experience of all patients”, Anderson reiterated that the DoH is “always looking to raise the bar”!