Continual progress is being made in improving chemotherapy in treating malignant tumours. Greater effectiveness no longer comes at the cost of harsher side-effects, and treatment can easily be delivered as an outpatient service. This has led to a rise in demand for day clinics, oncological treatment centres and equivalent facilities. The Oncological Centre in Dillingen is one of several branches of the Oncological Centre based in Donauwörth and is headed by Professor Dirk Hempel. Services provided here include diagnostics, therapy and follow-up treatment for tumours and blood diseases. In many cases, the patients come from the surrounding area and can be treated in a familiar environment. “Our primary concern,” it says on the Oncology Centre website, “is to treat tumour patients near their homes, focusing especially on personalised and patient-focussed care in a pleasant atmosphere.”
Clinic interior with a homely character
The Oncological Centre is accommodated in a building which, a while ago, was remodelled inside by interior design office Büro Kolb from Augsburg / Stadtbergen. The aim was to create a setting that would enable patients to relax and be less concentrated on the treatment process. “The facilities are designed in a bright and friendly style,” the website at onkologiezentrum.com notes, “offering a pleasant atmosphere for patients staying at our day clinic.” The centre has a remarkably cosy feel for a medical institution. The interior designers opted primarily for natural materials like wood, and warm colours, such as orange. Seating clusters with wing chairs and side tables create an almost residential setting. Accessories such as cushions, vases and other accessories enhance the overall image.