"My cancer treatment"
About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital / General surgery Royal Bournemouth General Hospital General surgery BH7 7DW Royal Bournemouth General Hospital / Urology Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Urology BH7 7DW
Posted by john4256 (as ),
In December 2015 I was referred to RBH by my GP with suspected rectal cancer.
I was seen very quickly within two weeks by one of the surgeons who fast tracked a colonoscopy, CT scan and MRI scan. I was assigned a contact specialist nurse (Sara) who kept me informed of all decisions as they were made. Within two weeks I was diagnosed correctly and admitted to Ward 16 for an operation to remove the cancer. The operation was performed by Mr Fozzad. I cannot praise him and his staff too highly for what they did for me. Ward 16 was excellent - all their staff were tremendous. I also needed a prostate operation as soon as my chemotherapy ended. This again was an excellent process and I received top rate care from Ward 15 and Mr Madders.
The first operation needed me to have a stoma bag for about 9 months and the assistance I received from the stoma nurses was great - nothing was too much trouble for them.
Finally in October I had my stoma reversed by Mr Mallick - everything went like clockwork and once again, Ward 16 were superb. I am now almost back to normal again.
I have to say that the treatment I received from Bournemouth Hospital has been top rate from beginning to end. I am very grateful to all the staff for their care.