"Chemotherapy at Wansbeck"
About: Wansbeck Hospital Wansbeck Hospital Ashington NE63 9JJ
I recently completed a course of chemotherapy at Wansbeck. This was the second time I had undergone chemo but the first time at this hospital. The experience was as good as it possibly could be thanks to the kindness and professionalism of the staff. Patients were greeted with a lovely smile by the ward clerk (the initial greeting on entering a ward is so important and other hospitals could learn a lot from this unit). The standard of humour was high, but patients needing a little more peace and quiet were treated with great sensitivity, as were those who were more vulnerable than most. Staff understood that people undergoing chemo need a bit of TLC and can't be treated as though they are on a production line. They found the time to listen and react appropriately to any problems or concerns. I am sure that the atmosphere on this ward has encouraged many patients to adopt the positive attitude that contributes to effective cancer treatment. Congratulations to the management of the unit and the hospital for enabling this and many many thanks to the staff for their kindness, patience and efficiency.