Cancer and diagnostics

Cancer and diagnostics at SASH are delivered through multi-disciplinary teams (MDT) comprising consultants, dedicated clinical nurse specialists (CNS) and other specialist staff for specific cancers, including CUP (cancer of unknown primary), gynaecological, haematology, head & neck, lower GI (colorectal), lung, neurological (brain), ophthalmological, skin, breast, upper GI and urological cancers.

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy

Consultations for chemotherapy and radiotherapy are provided within the Trust. Some chemotherapy is delivered locally at East Surrey Hospital, and some at the St Luke’s Cancer Centre. Radiotherapy is currently delivered at St Luke’s Cancer Centre.

New cancer diagnosis

All patients with a new cancer diagnosis are seen in the next available clinic and are fully supported from the outset by cancer nurse specialists. Where a patient has been given a diagnosis of cancer, the patient’s general practitioner (GP) is informed of the diagnosis by the end of the following working day.

Clinical nurse specialist (CNS)

The CNS for the specific type of cancer is a patient’s key worker and will see them when they are given the initial diagnosis or at a subsequent nurse led clinic. The primary role of the CNS is to give specialist support to patients. They provide both verbal and written information about the specific cancer, its treatment options and local or national support groups. They will also give their contact details for patients to telephone them as required and provide on-going support.

Information leaflets and booklets are available in all outpatient areas of the hospital.

Cancer care never stands still and SASH is constantly reviewing its services in order to deliver the best care possible ensuring that we support both the patient and family with compassion along their journey.

Specialist nurses

Lisa JacquesAcute oncology
Tina de la CruzAcute oncology
Jo ColesAcute oncology
Liz DarraghBreast Cancer
Jan HornerBreast Cancer
Amanda BonnerBreast Cancer
Chris TurnerBreast Cancer
Tracey SimmsMetastatic CNS
Nicola VannerLead Chemo Nurse/Matron
Claire WilliamsSenior Chemo Sister - ESH
Jenny SantiagoSenior Chemo Sister- Crawley
Cloe BevingtonOncology
Jacqui ClaytonHaematology
Rachel HollowayOnc/ Sec (Crawley)
Julie LawesColorectal/Stoma Care
Lisa SmithColorectal/Stoma Care
Kim ChamberlainColorectal/Stoma Care
Jo HumphersonGynaecology Oncology Nurse Specialist
Alison CostainLead Haem CNS / Matron
Ian CorroHaematology CNS
Solly BabuHaematology CNS
Mithu Doorga-ScammellHaematology CNS
Deirdre StapletonHaematology CNS
Lucy WeeksHead and Neck Cancer
Catherine GhoshHead and Neck Cancer
Sue QuirinLung cancer
Sandra CabralLung cancer
Elaine EdwardsPalliative Care
Caroline NorthPalliative Care
Alexandra MarengaPalliative Care
Karen ElliottPalliative Care
Beverly HewittPalliative Care
Anne ThonPalliative Care
Claire LancasterPalliative Care
Lisa RedmanPalliative Care
Naomi Collins/ Lucy HarrisPalliative Care
Samantha WellerResearch
Janet O’HaganSkin
Alison SlaterSkin
Shelley GravattUpper GI Cancer
Tina de la CruzUpper GI Cancer
Catherine SharpeUrology Oncology
Kate EtheridgeUrology Oncology
Andrea Mortimer-CookUrology Oncology
Elizabeth Wessel-CessieuxUrology Oncology
Cathy Jenner/ Maureen StansfieldUrology Oncology