"My radiotherapy sessions are a bit irregular"

About: Castle Hill Hospital / Clinical oncology

(as the patient),

My radiotherapy started just before Easter and will cover three sets of Bank holiday Mondays. The Monday treatments are being given on Saturdays, meaning some weeks there are 6 sessions and the following week only 4.

Would it not make more sense to give treatment on the Mondays? Thus ensuring even treatment and avoiding the extra burn incurred with the 6th treatment.

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Response from Engagement Section Assistant, NHS Hull

Dear holidaygirl Thank you for taking the time to let us know via the Patient Opinion website of your experiences at Castle Hill Hospital and your oncology appointments. We have passed your comments on to Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals, but I am sure that they would welcome you contacting their Patient Advice & Liaison Service direct to try and resolve this matter for you. Their contact telephone number is 01482 623065 – they also have a booth inside the main outpatients department at Castle Hill Hospital that you could visit. Their normal working hours are 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday and they would be very pleased to try and help. Should you not wish to make this contact please be assured we will feed back to you via the website the results of their investigation within the next couple of weeks NHS Hull is the organisation responsible for deciding how money is spent on local health services [also known as commissioning], ensuring those services are of high quality and meet local needs. We value all feedback and would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further with you. Should you wish to contact us our details are either NHS Hull’s Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) on 01482 335409 or by email or our colleagues in PALS at the hospital trust on 01482 623065 or by email Thank you once again for taking the time to provide us with your views on our services.
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