"Person centred support "
About: Raigmore Hospital / Urology Raigmore Hospital Urology IV2 3UJ
Posted by KeJeh (as ),
My dad has recently been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer and I just wanted to share the very positive experience we had despite it being a very stressful time and still is.
I went with my dad to the urology department in Raigmore hospital for his first appiontment to discuss options for his future treatment. Firstly the timing of my dad receiving his appointment was really good, just over a week, the letter encouraged him to find out more information and to explore various websites. This helped a bit with preparing for the appointment.
I don't want to ramble on too much but the factors that made this experience positive were: my dad was asked about what he thought and felt about the best treatment for him, the consultant and specialist nurse gave lots of time to listen (and they really listened), everything was explained and my dad's understanding of what was being discussed was consistently checked out. Fundamentally my dad felt he was very involved in the decisions made and felt very reassured about what is going to happen next. So I would just like to say thank you.