"Fast, efficient breast cancer screening"

About: Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre Western Infirmary/Gartnavel General / General Surgery

(as the patient),

Amazingly fast, efficient and courteous service at Nelson Mandela Place in Glasgow and the Glasgow Western Hospital. Following a second breast screening after first one showed possible cancer - everything worked very quickly and with a lot of counselling if needed. Very good joined up service. Within a couple of weeks - even though it was over the summer holiday period - I had had a lumpectomy and follow up radiotherapy + tamoxofen organised.

4 weeks Radiotherapy treatment at the Beatson in Glasgow also very efficent and courteous.

No complaints at all - very good service with excellent intellegent discussions with all staff concerned - surgeons, nurses, radiologists.

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Response from John Hamilton, Head of Board Administration, Board Administration, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Many thanks for your very kind comments about the excellent service you have received from a range of staff associated with your cancer care. It is heartening to receive such positive comments about our services and I have passed your message onto those involved with the services mentioned in your message so that the staff can see the level of your appreciation of the help and support you have received from them.

We are genuinely pleased that the service was all you hoped it would be and that you took the time and trouble to write to Patient Opinion with such positive comments. Thank you.

Kind regards,


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