Thursday, February 22, 2018

UPDATE – Thursday, February 22, 2018 (3:45 p.m.)

MIDDLETOWN

The Middlesex Hospital Emergency Department in Middletown is currently closed and will remain closed until further notice. We hope to open it again as soon as possible.

Non-emergent surgeries are canceled for tomorrow, Friday, February 23.

All outpatient radiology tests are canceled at the Hospital in Middletown tomorrow, Friday, February 23.

Patients can get lab tests at the Outpatient Center, 534 Saybrook Road in Middletown; at the Marlborough Medical Center in Marlborough; or at the Shoreline Medical Center in Westbrook. However, they should not come to the Hospital.

Visitors are currently not allowed to visit patients at the Hospital, except for special circumstances.

 

Thursday, February 22, 2018 (11:00 a.m.)

MIDDLETOWN

All patients and staff at Middlesex Hospital are all accounted for and safe.

  • All Outpatient Services at the Hospital in Middletown have been suspended until further notice.
  • The Emergency Department in Middletown is closed until further notice.

Employees are to report for their regularly scheduled shifts.

 

All other Middlesex Health System locations are operating on regular schedules.

Post-Treatment / Survivorship Care

The focus of survivorship care involves four essential elements:

  • Prevention of new and recurrent cancer
  • Surveillance for recurrence or secondary cancers and any medical or psychological late effects
  • Intervention for any ongoing physical, psychological or spiritual symptom
  • Coordination between specialty and primary care providers

 The survivorship visits entails meeting with the program coordinator, a nurse practitioner, to discuss these four essential elements based on the individual patients cancer experience. At the conclusion of the visit, the patient receives a copy of their personalized treatment summary . A copy is also mailed to the primary care provider and the oncologist is always updated . Post treatment concerns range from  extreme fatigue to fear of recurrence. Whatever the need, it is discussed in depth with referrals made to the appropriate team members., which may include social work, integrative medicine, nutrition, genetic counseling, distress management, physical therapy or any of the wide range of classes and workshops offered through the cancer center.

The ultimate goal of our survivorship program is to help make the transition from cancer treatment to survivorship as seamless and successful as possible.

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