"Cancer Care - Lanarkshire Beatson"
About: The Lanarkshire Beatson The Lanarkshire Beatson Airdrie ML6 0JS http://www.beatson.scot.nhs.uk/content/default.asp?page=s22_1_11
Posted by Carluke Jack (as ),
I have recently gone through a course of radiotherapy for prostate cancer at the Lanarkshire Beatson.
From the first time entering the building there was a sense of calm. The receptionist (Sharon) escorted me to the waiting area on the first day and every visit after greeted me each time I arrived. I was treated by a team of seven radiographers. Each one every bit as friendly and professional as the other. Every visit (except one when the machine broke down) was within ten minutes of my appointment time. Each week I had a consultation with one of two specialist nurses (Jo and Julie) who gave assurance and advice and further help from two other nurses (Catherine & Lillian).
For someone who has in their life had very little to do with hospitals I fount the experience very re-assuring that we have such professionals working in our Scottish NHS service.