Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Further call for Isle of Man cancer treatment feedback

Cancer patients in the Isle of Man have been urged to respond to a survey suggesting ways to improve care.

A cross-section of more than 300 patients who have been treated at Noble's Hospital received a questionnaire by post.

But the department of health said only a third have been returned.

Health minister David Anderson said: "It is so important we get the quality of care right, and we can only do that with feedback from patients."

He added: "This is a real opportunity to directly influence the future direction of cancer care."

The questionnaire, which is the largest cancer patient survey ever carried out by the department, is being conducted by Quality Health which also undertook the national cancer patient experience survey 2010 in England.

The patients, who were chosen at random, were told that answers to the survey would remain anonymous. Patients with a range of different cancers are being surveyed.

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