"Prostate bed radiotherapy"
About: Maidstone District General Hospital Maidstone District General Hospital Maidstone ME16 9QQ
Posted by Les Westley
I had a 20 day course of radiotherapy recently. Travel was difficult as I had an 80 mile round trip every day due to Canterbury undergoing an equipment upgrade.
However - our first introduction to the Oncology Reception was amazing! The staff were cheerful and very helpful in every way. Even when under pressure they always had a great attitude with every patient. I was made to feel very important and much at ease there.
The treatment itself was good considering that the team were on a conveyor belt situation and had no spare time to do much more than their job. They were always kind, understanding and considerate though.
There was a daily stress of finding somewhere to park in the complex. Certain days were worse than others and I was late for an appointment on one occasion because of it.
Apart from that though, I would have had to deliberately looked for problems to find any. Well done Maidstone. If the other departments are run in the same way then the hospital can be proud of itself :) Thank you!!