We have recently won a new contract supporting The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, which sees us delivering cancer treatment medication directly to patients’ homes around Greater Manchester.
Based in Manchester, The Christie is Europe’s largest specialist cancer centre, treating over 44,000 patients a year. They serve a population of 3.2 million people across Greater Manchester and Cheshire while 26% of their patients are referred from across the UK.
As the number of people fighting Cancer has increased, it was recognised that not all patients were able to get to The Christie each week for their vital chemotherapy sessions. To combat this issue, and without compromising the levels of treatment, the hospital created a field-based team of specialist nurses to administer drugs directly in the patients’ home – a treatment method that has proven to be far less stressful for the patients.
The project, which is run from our Warrington Depot, uses the very latest temperature-control technology in our vehicles, seeing us deliver medication directly to the patients’ homes and into their refrigerators. The system includes live tracking and temperature monitoring so that the drugs are kept in ideal conditions throughout transit from the pharmacy to the fridge, allowing the patients to relax at home and wait for their nurse to administer the treatment.
With well-established pathology sample and pharmacy partnerships already in place across nine NHS Trusts in England, we understood how to cost-effectively create route plans and monitor samples for The Christie to minimise cost and maximise the asset of the vehicle.
Logistics for healthcare is a strong area for us and this innovative solution will help The Christie continue to lead the way in terms of cancer treatment.
If you'd like to speak to us about your logistics requirements and see how we can help, why not get in touch.
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Global Service Group Ltd
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Sunbury-on-thames TW16 7DY
Tel: 01932 750040