Overview of ambulatory chemotherapy units (Leeds and the Marsden)

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Session Summary

- Summary of the ambulatory pathway and what the service can provide for patient care.
- Criteria met for patients and the nursing care provided.
- Discussing the geography of the unit and how it works for these patients and within this haemaoto-oncology unit.
- How to manage daily running, urgent admissions and emergencies, and a brief run-through of the regimens currently running in the ambulatory pathway.
- How COVID has changed the way we run and the impact it has had on patients and the carers, how this is tailored due to the pandemic

Aisling Grant

Ward Sister Bud Flanagan West Ward & Ambin, Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton

I trained to be a nurse in Ireland and worked there as a staff nurse for a few years. Before moving to the UK, I spent a year in Australian on a WHV where I continued working as a nurse while travelling. I began my NHS career in the Royal Marsden by doing the rotation programme. This gave me the chance to move around the trust to experience the different specialities within this already specialised hospital. My heart set on haemato-oncology where I returned and gained further experience in nursing transplant patients and everything that comes with it, I moved from senior staff nurse to junior sister of ambin and am now Senior sister of the Bud Flanagan West unit which includes Ambin and Bud West inpatient ward.