"My husband's treatment, care and support plus our experience as a family at the hands of NHS"
About: Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre Glasgow G12 0YN Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow / General surgery Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow General surgery Glasgow G51 4TF
Posted by Underwhelmed (as ),
My husband was diagnosed with cancer at the end of January. Diagnosed as curative with 90 percent survival.
Immediately following diagnosis he required a tracheostomy and a nasal line to ensure he could breath and eat as his tumour at the base of his tongue was large.
Treatment plan began and quickly it became apparent in our experience, that NHS staff across all types of service delivery is questionable in its quality, professionalism, ability and compassion.
Beatson- nurses, radiographers, pharmacists, consultants that we came into contact with all too busy and at times too rude to even give seriously ill people the time and respect they deserve.
QEUH- nurses, consultants, domestics, intensive care staff again, that we had contact with, were amongst some of the rudest and least compassionate people I have ever been unfortunate to spend time in the presence of.
Sadly my husband passed away suddenly and unexpectedly after 3 weeks in ''NHS care''. I use that term ironically. If I took the time to list the full catalogue of errors and our disgraceful experience at the hands of NHS people truely wouldn't believe it.
Time for those people in the NHS who take home the biggest salaries to stand up and give responses.