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Experiences of patients admitted for a tumour or cancer

17 November 2021

We have published a report on the experiences of 1,100 patients in the National Inpatient Experience Survey 2019 whose main reason for attending hospital was a tumour or cancer diagnosis.

The majority of patients who were admitted for a tumour or cancer reported positive experiences in hospital, with 88% saying they had a good or very good overall experience.

Patients admitted for a tumour or cancer gave similar or more positive ratings for all questions on the survey compared to patients admitted for other reasons, with the exception of hospital food, which was rated lower by patients admitted for a tumour or cancer.

Confidence and trust in the hospital staff and feeling like they were treated with respect and dignity during their time in hospital, were among the highest scoring questions on the survey for patients admitted for cancer or tumour.

Read the report in full here.