Tessa Jowell centre of excellence status recognises partnership between St George’s, Royal Marsden and Royal Surrey County Hospitals.
The brain tumour centre provided jointly by St George’s, the Royal Marsden Hospital and Royal Surrey County Hospital has been recognised as a Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence following assessments by the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission.
With more than 12,000 people diagnosed every year with a primary brain tumour in the UK, and over 500 new patients seeking treatment at the jointly delivered centre, the award has been introduced to recognise hospitals for their excellence in patient care.
The service St George's provide was measured against a range of criteria, including clinical practice and training opportunities; emphasis on patient quality of life; providing clinical trials and offering a high standard of research opportunities.
Led by a committee of experts in the field and virtual site visits, the assessments were backed up by patient feedback about the care they received.
The centre we run jointly with colleagues at the Royal Marsden and Royal Surrey County Hospital is one of nine hospitals across the UK to receive recognition.
At least 88,000 British people are currently living with a brain tumour, but over 5,000 people a year will lose their lives to it.
Timothy Jones, Consultant Neurosurgeon at St George’s, and lead clinician for the centre, said:
“We are very proud and honoured to be awarded designation as a Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence. This reflects many years of collaborative working across South West London and Surrey, striving to get the very best diagnostics, surgery, oncological treatment and holistic care for patients with brain tumours."