"Head and neck cancer treatment"

About: Sunderland Royal Hospital

Terrible treatment - dirty plastic palate left screwed in head for 9 months so remaining teeth damaged. No notice taken of patient's views on anything - left looking like a freak - unable to eat, drink or swallow very well - twisted face, droopy watery eye - nasty shooting pains across cheek. Not given enough physiotherapy after being referred by consultant, because no female physios available! Appointments cancelled all the time: despite horrible painful bare metal implant sticking out of palate (the other one crushed cheekbone and was removed). No teeth implant fit - all too small and those fitted have just chipped at edges and slip and cut cheek all the time. Mouth stinks! I've ended up looking and sounding not just like Quasi but like...!

Also although wards segregated there was only one filthy dirty loo for everyone - men and women - dirty pubic hair-covered sponge left in washbasin for days! Yuk! I used to sneak out the ward and go to the public loos by the cafe downstairs. I've written reviews and deleted them about 20 times during the past four years of treatment, but this time....probably burnt all my remaining ships now...or is it bridges? Ho Hum!

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