"My Radical Prostatetectomy"

About: Royal Victoria Hospital / Urology

(as the patient),

I recently had to undergo a removal of my prostate at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury. At 69 yrs of age this was a daunting prospect. However, I am pleased to say that thanks to the help and kindness from the various departments that I was involved in and the wealth of printed matter on the subject, my anxiety level dropped substantially.

The pre-op forum where everything was explained about after-op incontinence and what to do about it was superb and well delivered.

The nursing care was excellent and I was always treated with respect and compassion. The telephone aftercare was good and welcomed and I was left feeling that I was never alone with my condition.

The NHS has had a lot of bad press recently but in my little corner of the UK and my reason for being there, I cannot fault it.

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Response from Julie Pearce, Chief Nurse + Director of Quality + Operations, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you so much for your feedback which is really appreciated. I will ensure that the team are aware. Hope you continue to recover well from your operation.

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Response from Royal Victoria Hospital

Thank you very much for your kind comments about the care and treatment you had when you had the procedure to remove your prostate. I hope that you are now fully recovered from your surgery.

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