"Treated with the utmost respect at all times."

About: Torbay Hospital

What I liked

Diagnosed with base of the tongue cancer some six months ago and spending the majority of that time either visiting for treatment or staying in Torbay hospital fighting this disease I have nothing but praise for the way my treatment was approached.

From the oncologist team, radiologist department, the Macmillan nurses and to all the doctors and nurses on the Turner ward the treatment both medically and personal was first class throughout, full credit and a big thank you to all these people for the job they do day in and day out.

I would recommend this hospital and it's staff for the professional service they give.

The outcome of my treatment N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease). Happy days!

What could be improved

Maybe under staffed on the wards at times, the majority of the nurses don't stop to draw breath.

Anything else?

After being diagnosed I was apprehensive and just a little bit frightened (a lot really) but my treatment team always made me feel at ease.

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Response from Torbay Hospital

Dear Patient

Thank you for sharing the good news about the outcome of your treatment and for taking the time to comment. It is always good to receive feedback and we do try to ensure we share examples of good practice as well as learning from any negative experiences. We will share your comments with the departments involved.

South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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