Acute Oncology Service (AOS)
The Acute Oncology Service (AOS) at Kingston Hospital is composed of a consultant doctor and clinical nurse specialists with broad expertise in cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The AOS will see patients admitted to hospital who have:
· A suspected cancer diagnosis
· A known cancer diagnosis experiencing side effects related to their treatment or symptoms directly related to the cancer itself
The role of the AOS is to ensure that necessary tests are carried out to enable accurate diagnosis and timely treatment.
The AOS is responsible for advising and supporting patients who are admitted to hospital and are found to have a cancer with an unclear primary. The AOS will advise on diagnostic tests, follow up results and co-ordinate onward referrals. The nurses will provide patients with contact details to allow early discharge from hospital and where possible, diagnostic tests can be continued as an out-patient.
The AOS works closely with its partners at The Royal Marsden Hospital and St Georges Hospital. This helps to provide good communication with the treating team to ensure appropriate tests done and treatments given as well as to provide continuity for patients.
Health and Wellbeing
· Macmillan cancer support
· Kingston Hospital Macmillan support
· Cancer Counselling service
· Emotional /anxiety:
· Cancer Care Map
· Maggie’s at The Royal Marsden