"I have been receiving treatment ..."

About: Poole General Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

I have been receiving treatment for prostate cancer which has involved out both out and inpatient visits. This week I had Brachytherapy and stayed for a 2 days.

The staff are excellent,the care was at all times exceptional. The wards/rooms are very clean and tidy,food was good with a wide range of choices available.

What could be improved

The nursing staff are run off their feet as there appears to be a staffing shortage,how they keep so cheerful with the incredible work load and long hours is amazing.

Anything else?

I think you get back what you put in, those that complain about the NHS quite often create their own problems.

Being late/not arriving for appointments, being rude to staff will not help anyone.

Even in the cancer centre and radiography dept. they have people refusing treatment/scanning dates because they ,quote "have to play golf that day" " I have to go shopping with my sister,you will have to give me a better date"

Odd priorities for people with life threatening illnesses.

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