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Cancer services

High quality care means you're in safe hands

Our patients receive care from multi-disciplinary teams which include consultant surgeons, consultant physicians, consultant pathologists, consultant radiologists, clinical nurse specialists, and visiting consultant medical oncologists and consultant clinical oncologists.

We provide cancer services in the following areas:

  • Acute oncology
  • Cancer of unknown primary origin
  • Colorectal (diagnostic and surgical services)
  • Gynaecology (diagnostic)
  • Haematology (diagnostic and treatment)
  • Head & Neck (diagnostic)
  • Lung (diagnostic)
  • Skin (diagnostic)
  • Upper GI (Diagnostic)
  • Urology (diagnostic, non-surgical treatments and surgical treatment for bladder and testicular cancer)


We deliver a stratified follow-up pathway, where appropriate, for colorectal and prostate cancer patients that aims to increase the efficiency of cancer surveillance and improve patient experience.

Our dedicated support workers are the first point of patient contact and bridge the gap between self-management and the clinical team.

We work closely with Macmillan Support and Information Centres in West Lancashire and Southport and have developed an innovative programme of referral to ensure all cancer patients are offered the opportunity to be supported by a Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA).  HNA and care planning are offered to all patients diagnosed with cancer along with support to patients living with and beyond cancer.

We support local Macmillan Health and Wellbeing events in Southport and Formby, and West Lancashire.  These events provide education and information to people affected by cancer.

The Trust continues to adhere to the two-week wait for patients to be seen by a consultant after referral by their GP for suspected cancer.

Cancer Services team

  • Janet Stocks – lung
  • Cathy OHare – urology
  • Tony Sharrock – Skin
  • Theresa Magee – head and neck
  • Lesley Hogan – upper GI
  • Adam Dewsbury – colorectal
  • Janet Platt – haematology
  • Andy Black – gynaecology
  • Cassandra Garner – risk stratified support worker (colorectal)
  • Ellys Hart – risk stratified support worker (prostate)
  • Debbie Dewsbury – early diagnosis support worker (lung)
  • Lyn Schinkel – early diagnosis support worker (colorectal)
  •  Mrs Heather Wright – Data and performance manager


Service Leads

Mr Kevin Thomas Lead cancer clinician
Elaine Deeming Lead cancer nurse


01704 704776