Three consultant oncologists have been recruited to work with cancer patients in East Lancashire.
Joining East Lancashire NHS Trust immediately are cancer consultants Dr Doina Badea and Dr Ana Ferreira who have clinics at Burnley General Hospital and the Royal Blackburn Hospital.
A third new cancer consultant – Dr Raoul Peck – will start work with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust early next year.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Drs Badea, Ferreira and Peck to East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust,” said ELHT Cancer Services Manager Juliette Mottram.
“Each of them brings extensive clinical expertise that will enhance the high quality of care our patients here already receive.
“Their combined knowledge will provide tremendous benefit for the cancer patients of East Lancashire and will provide a much needed supplement to the service provided by the Oncologists from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.”
East Lancs Hospitals’ Cancer Services provide surgical and non-surgical (for example, chemotherapy) cancer services across all the different tumour groups for all major types of cancer.
These three new appointments add to a workforce including specialist cancer doctors and nurses who are supported by multidisciplinary team coordinators and medical secretaries supported by a lead cancer consultant, lead cancer nurse and lead cancer manager.
Consultant Medical Oncologist Dr Ana Ferreira comes to East Lancashire after gaining 14 years’ experience in Portugal.
She has a special interest in general medical oncology, acute oncology, upper GI cancers, HPB cancers (liver, biliary tract and pancreas), CUP (Carcinoma of Unknown Primary) and neuroendocrine tumours.
Dr Ferreira’s weekly clinics are held at Royal Blackburn Hospital on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, and Burnley General Hospital on Thursdays.
Consultant medical oncologist Dr Doina Badea has 19 years’ experience as a qualified doctor and has a special interest in breast cancer, gynaecology cancer and acute oncology.
Dr Badea’s weekly clinics are held at Burnley General Hospital on Tuesday and Thursday, and at Royal Blackburn Hospital every Friday.