"Cancer treatment at Box Hill Hospital"

About: Box Hill Hospital / Clinical oncology (previously radiotherapy) Box Hill Hospital / Colorectal surgery

(as a carer),

My husband was diagnosed with Metastatic Bowel Cancer in September 2017, and started chemotherapy in October, and unfortunately suffered severe side effects, which resulted in him spending 11 weeks in hospital and having 2 major surgeries. The staff on Oncology Ward 4.1 nursed him through this terrible time and supported us both every step of the way. The support services that we were offered every step of the way, were invaluable, then, and now. The oncology nurses deserve a medal for what they go through, and even now, Ward 4.2 and S.U.R.C Unit 4.3, go above and beyond their duties, to make sure that my husband and myself, as his carer, want for nothing, and welcome us with a smile and first name greeting. everytime he has his new fortnightly chemotherapy treatment. We cannot thank them enough, especially Jolene, Alison, Simone, and doctors Chris, Fiona, Wanda and Peter.

A million thanks to all

Responses

Response from David Plunkett, Chief Executive, Eastern Health

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Dear a million thanks

Thank you so much for sharing feedback regarding yours and your husbands experience regarding his cancer care on Patient Opinion.

At a really difficult time for you both, it is clear the efforts of so many made such a difference to you both. It will give me great pleasure to share your feedback with all teams on Level 4 and particularly Jolene, Alison, Simone, Chris, Fiona, Wanda and Peter and how their efforts made such a difference.

Its very evident the Eastern Health values of Patient First, Kindness, Respect, Excellence, Agility and Humility were being demonstrated in your experience.

Wishing you the very best of health.

Kind regards

David

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