Hospital trust’s cancer care is praised

Lung cancer patients in the borough receive better care than in other parts of the country, according to a report.

The National Lung Cancer Audit shows that patients treated at Queen’s or King George hospitals have a better chance of survival than those who are cared for elsewhere.

The audit compared Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT), which runs the hospitals, with other trusts around the country. It looked at four key outcomes for patients diagnosed with lung cancer.

Among its findings were that survival rates at BHRUT were higher than at similar trusts.

Medical Director Stephen Burgess said: “I am delighted that this national audit has recognised the great work being done at the Trust – and the real impact this is having on patient outcomes.

“Our doctors and nurses work hard to ensure that we offer first class oncology care.”