Learn - Improve - Act
COVID-19 turned out to be a serious treat for cancer patients, in an unpredicted manner. An estimated 2.500 patients in Belgium during April and 5.000 patients in Netherlands during April-May are not yet diagnosed with cancer, due to the Corona outbreak.
Now that we are in the middle of a second wave of COVID-19, HCP, directors and managers can use the best practices to ensure safe and timely cancer diagnosis and treatment during the ongoing pandemic.
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“Managing expectations is also important – how long are we expected to keep doing this?”
Chris Bangma, Erasmuc MC
“To be honest, I’ve become very proud of my profession and of all the heavy work that’s been lifted in this crisis by everyone.”
Willem Lybaert, AZ Nikolaas
“I’ve seen tumours during the crisis that, before COVID-19, I didn’t see any more thanks to early screening, diagnostics and treatment.”
Gert de Meerleer, UZ Leuven
“Because our medical staff is relatively small, we had to do all our meetings virtually to protect ourselves for being infected. We simply couldn’t afford someone dropping out due to sickness”
Britt Suelmann, UMC Utrecht
“A common enemy like COVID has certainly helped in impleamenting new routines and innovations. You really need a common cause.”
Gerlof Valk, UMC Utrecht
“I’ve always been an advocate of prioritizing. There are always patients that need to be cared for, operated on, or admitted to the hospital sooner than others. I hope that we will continue doing so after COVID-19.”
Ahmad Awada, Hôpital Erasme/ Jules Bordet Institute
"I'm really proud of the agility of our hospital: the morning after the lock down, our crisis team was already present with all important operational stakeholders."
Filip Ameye, AZ Maria Middelares
“The COVID-19 outbreak made us more decisive: we achieved things within weeks, that we tried to implement for years before”
Peter-Paul Willemse, UMC Utrecht
ALL-NL-000068 Oct 2020