"Having had to have surgery, radiotherapy ..."
About: Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) Exeter EX2 5DW http://www.rdehospital.nhs.uk/
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What I liked
Having had to have surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy over a two year period, I got to know the hospital and staff well!
I could not fault anyone in the Oncology and associated Departments. The specialists/surgeons spoke to you in lay-mans terms and were very approachable.
Food was excellent too!
What could be improved
More information in advance of having a central (Hickman) line inserted would have saved me upset. I had no idea it would be done in the theatre and that I would be away from work for a whole day. Stronger painkillers to take home would have been appropriate too.
Bit more communicaton between departments would be useful.
Less waiting time in the Oncology Clinic would be wonderful - everyone seems to get the same appointment time and then waits and waits.