In order that patients who are undergoing chemotherapy can have the safest and most pleasant environment possible for their treatment, the hospital has an outpatient chemotherapy center. This makes it possible for patients to recover in the comfortable environment of their home while visiting the hospital for treatment sessions, rather than requiring an inpatient stay.
The Outpatient Chemotherapy Center is located on the east side of the 2nd Floor of the Outpatient building, providing a sunny, well-lit environment with views of the adjacent park and our “wind whale” power-generating windmills. It features 15 beds and two reclining-chair treatment areas, all of which are designed as private booths that include televisions and reading lights. The nearby restroom is equipped for wheelchair users and patients with stomas, and the waiting area to the right of the entrance has water coolers and vending machines available. Our staff will guide you to one of the booths while the pharmacist prepares your medication in the nearby mixing room, and they are always available if you have any questions about your medication as well.
Three specialist nurses will make sure that your actual treatment is carried out safely. But their job doesn’t end when the treatment is finished; they provide comprehensive support to make sure side effects are kept to a minimum, and are also always available to consult with after you’ve returned home.
A typical visit
Use the self-check-in terminals near the hospital entrance.
Proceed to the 2nd floor testing area for a blood test.
You’ll meet with your doctor to review your overall health and blood test results, who will decide if the planned treatment is appropriate, or if any adjustments to your medication are necessary.
After treatment is completed, you can head to the automated payment terminals on the 1st floor, settle your account, and then head home.
Actual treatment takes place in one of the private booths.
If your doctor decides that treatment is appropriate, you’ll be given your schedule file, and you should take that to counter #6 at the Outpatient Chemotherapy Center on the 2nd floor of the Outpatient building.