The Duke of Cambridge to Visit The Royal Marsden

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Duke of Cambridge to Visit the Royal Marsden
The Duke of Cambridge speaks to Consultant Medical Oncologist Professor Stephen Johston (left), during a visit to the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, in Chelsea, west London 2016

THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE TO VISIT THE ROYAL MARSDEN

Chelsea, London

Thursday 4th July, 2019

The Duke of Cambridge, President of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, will visit The Royal Marsden in Chelsea on Thursday 4th July, to learn about the psychological support being offered to staff, patients and their families.

His Royal Highness will hear first-hand from staff and patients about the support offered through the Trust, with funding from The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, to those caring for patients undergoing cancer treatments and for patients themselves whose diagnoses can affect so many aspects of their lives.

Alongside the care patients receive from doctors, nurses and other health professionals, The Royal Marsden offers a dedicated psychological support service, providing psychological therapy from cancer specialist nurse counsellors, clinical and counselling psychologists, plus a specialist paediatric psychology team.

The Trust also provides a staff support service for every member of staff at The Royal Marsden. Highly qualified counsellors provide 1:1 counselling for any staff member who is experiencing worries, concerns and problems in their professional or personal life that may be affecting their ability to function or work effectively.

During the visit, The Duke will also make a visit to the Ellis Ward, which specialises in the care of female patients undergoing investigations and treatments for breast, gynaecological, urological and gastrointestinal cancers.

In January this year, The Royal Marsden announced the sudden death of Professor Martin Gore who was their Medical Director for 10 years and a Trustee of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. As part of the visit, His Royal Highness will have the opportunity to meet Professor Gore’s widow, Pauline Gore, and some of his closest colleagues.

The Royal Marsden opened its doors in 1851 as the world’s first hospital dedicated to cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education. Now, it is the largest and most comprehensive cancer centre in Europe, treating and seeing over 50,000 NHS and private patients every year. It is a centre of excellence with an international reputation for groundbreaking research and pioneering the very latest in cancer treatments and technologies.

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