A cancer diagnosis can be a difficult time for patients and their families. At SMDCC we seek to improve the patient experience and provide leading impactful care in a considerate environment. We deliver all infusion therapy in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere that helps take some of the anxiety and inconvenience away from receiving treatment.
What Is Infusion Therapy
Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. Typically, this refers to a drug administered intravenously, but the term also may refer to situations where drugs are provided through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscular injections and epidural routes. Our healthcare centre specialises in the care and support of patients receiving infusion therapy, including antineoplastic infusions which are often used for the treatment or management of chronic illness and cancer. Our purpose designed unit offers bright and spacious modern treatment areas that include reclinable chemotherapy chairs for your comfort.
Infusion Therapy Treatment
At SMDCC, your treatment is designed specifically for you. Many times there are other medications given to manage and prevent the side effects of chemotherapy. The nursing staff will check to see how you are doing before you start treatment and during and after treatment. Staff members in each infusion center have the same level of specialized training. All infusion nurses who give chemotherapy are highly trained and certified, which means they receive additional training to give chemotherapy safely to patients. We will make every effort to see that you are comfortable and your needs are met during your treatment. Infusion staff will answer questions for you and call your health care team as needed.