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Standards of quality

Standards of quality
Oncology (cancer) treatments, such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy, are not normally the patient’s first treatment for their cancer, however, if it is, the patient will be seen and commence treatment within 31 days.  Some radiotherapy treatments may take 7-10 working days to commence due to complex planning requirements.
The oncology department works within the Department of Health's cancer waiting time targets and continues to perform extremely well. We are working well within the 62 day target for patients to receive their first treatment from referral to the service.  
All of our staff are highly trained and receive an annual review of their competencies to ensure a safe and efficient workforce.