"Skin cancer treatment"
About: Castle Hill Hospital Castle Hill Hospital Cottingham HU16 5JQ
Posted by peter sage
I was sent to Castle Hill Hospital with a suspected melanoma (skin cancer) the investigation and subsequent result which turned out to be melanoma was completed over a short period. I was then given a comprehensive explanation on my condition and what treatment I would undergo. All this was carried out in a very caring way. The ensuing scans, operations and after care were excellent. I have now been told the cancer has not spread beyond the original tumor and will now be monitored over the next 5 years. Only two negative points I could identify. I reported for the 2nd operation at 8am but did not go into surgery until 5pm. I think this was due to the fact the paperwork from the pre assessment clinic had gone missing. The other point was when I was taken to ward 8 at 8pm for an overnight stay there was no drink available for at least 15 minutes and then it was the tea trolley that provided it. I think the staff should have a jug of water placed on the bedside table when they know a patient is arriving. Two small points amongst all the good ones.