Continuing Care Unit
The Continuing Care Unit (CCU) is made up by a team of professional medical doctors and nurses, who work in coordination with their head oncologist and with their reference nurse to offer care and support to manage the symptoms of the disease, and also, to help you control the treatments’ side effects.
The objective of the CCU is to contribute to maintaining and improving your quality of life; not only yours, but also that of your family. Throughout the process, we will help you to prevent, control, diminish, or alleviate your symptoms. Also, we will provide the assistance and care you need without having to wait for your doctor’s next visit.
To ensure a good level of communication and coordination, the Continuing Care Unit informs oncologists/haematologists and the rest of the IOB healthcare team daily of all incidents or changes in the progress of the patients treated in this unit.
The Continuing Care Unit at the IOB Oncology Institute provides ambulatory care for urgent consultations that may arise at any time to external cancer patients or others who are receiving chemotherapy treatment at the Outpatient Consultations, and administers support and palliative care wherever necessary.
It is not uncommon that complications or doubts arise that require urgent attention during the treatment of a cancer patient. To address this type of problem, or any other incident or doubt of patients, the Continuing Care Unit offers a 24-hour urgent care service specialised in oncological care.
Continuing Care unit (CCU)
Do not hesitate to use the CCU services if necessary.
No appointment is required
Office hours: workdays from 09:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact telephone number: 93 238 16 61
24-hour oncology emergency telephone service.
In case of emergency, if you are not well and you need to consult a doctor during the treatment process at our centre, we offer you a medical telephone service that will provide you with service 24 hours a day; 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Call 902 88 99 01 to contact our on-duty oncologist, who will give you directions once you have exposed the problem or the symptoms that have arisen.