"My story"

About: Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital / Cancer Centre Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital / Orthopaedic Surgery

(as the patient),

My story begins when I was diagnosed with Sarcoma. I attended the private rooms of Professor Richard, who gave me the diagnosis. I was immediately referred for surgery to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital for removal of the tumour. Within 3 weeks my surgery was completed, but unfortunately with sarcomas they spread quickly and my margins were not clear.

I had radiotherapy at the Cancer Centre and a second operation.

Throughout this treatment, I was cared for by the most wonderful staff, from the Professor through the nursing staff to the auxiliary staff at Sir Charles Gardener Hospital. I felt important and cared for. I spent a month in the hospital.

The staff at this hospital are truly the most dedicated people I have ever experienced.

I can’t thank them enough for supporting me through a terrible time.


Response from Jennifer Francis, A/Director Safety, Quality & Performance, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, North Metropolitan Health Service

Dear feeling grateful and supported

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. I am sorry to hear of your illness and hope that your treatment has gone well and you are now feeling in good health. It is heartening to hear that the care provided met your expectation and your interactions with the staff at Charlie’s have helped in supporting you through this.

I will ensure that your message of thanks is passed on to all the staff involved in your care.

Thank you again and best wishes for the future.

Kind regards

Tony Dolan

A/Executive Director

Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group

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