The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre FT: The Collaborative Design and Evaluation of a Virtual Tour of a Radiotherapy Department to Provide Patients with Key Information Prior to Visiting the Hospital

This collaborative project between Laing O’Rourke, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, City of Liverpool College and Liverpool University develops and evaluates a virtual tour of a radiotherapy department. Information and communication are key components to achieving informed, relaxed patients. Evidence suggests that patients have concerns about the unknown aspects of hospital visits. Open evenings have been shown to be beneficial for patients and their families in terms of meeting their information requirements and reducing anxiety.

This project aims to be proactive in meeting patients’ information requirements using a virtual tour, providing key information without the need for an extra hospital visit. The judges felt that this is a brilliant idea with clear potential to be lifted and shifted to other areas and adopted at other centres.

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