Combined Daycase Unit (CDU)
The Combined Day Unit (CDU) offers treatments for patients with cancers or blood disorders. Being a day case unit, patients are not admitted overnight but seen on the same day.
Many patients that visit the CDU make frequent visits to the unit for regular chemotherapy treatment for solid tumours, leaukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or non-malignant haematological conditions (blood disorders and diseases).
The unit is divided into a triage area with 25 chairs and 12 sick bays and a clinic area where doctors see patients in scheduled appointments. The unit is able to treat patients for a number of treatments, including:
- Blood transfusions
- Consultant and nurse led clinics
- Iron infusions
- Procedures such as bone marrow aspiration, venesection and Peripheral Insertion of Central Catheters (PICC) placing
- Pre-treatment assessment clinics
- Targeted therapies
- Triage for unwell patients receiving current treatment under the care of a Consultant Oncologist or Haematologist