I am currently having chemotherapy at Ipswich Hospital and have had treatment at the Mater Hospital, both hospitals have open wards with four chairs, and you spend four or more hours having treatment, during this time I have found it very helpful in conversation with the other patients discussing our cancer experiences.
The new oncology section being built at Ipswich Hospital has cubicles, and it appears it will not allow patients to see each other, also, in my opinion making it difficult for nurses to supervise.
At the very least I would like to see the cubicle partitions removed and replaced by curtains which can be used for privacy when necessary. I think now would be the time to make the alterations as it is currently under construction.
"The new oncology ward at Ipswich Hospital"
Posted by DocW (as ),