Acute Oncology Service
The Acute Oncology Service (AOS) aims to improve the
quality of care for patients who are unwell due to complications of
their cancer, suspected cancer or its treatment by providing rapid
assessment and initial management of symptoms. It also provides
advice and support to patients who have a cancer or metastases of
unknown primary origin (known as CUP).
Services offered by the team include:
The team has strong links with all wards and departments within
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust hospital
sites as well as with community health care providers.
There are four Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse
Specialists who work at the University Hospital of North
Durham and Darlington Memorial Hospital. They work Monday to
Friday between 9am and 5pm and can be contacted as follows:
Darlington Memorial Hospital - 01325 380 100 (switchboard)
University Hospital of North Durham - 0191 333 2333
Please ask for the Acute Oncology Clincial Nurse Specialist.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community