What do I do on my first visit?
It depends if you are visiting us for a screening or
investigative procedure you may only be with us for an hour or two
but we will aim to make that time as comfortable as possible with
well-equipped facilities and refreshments available.
If you are coming in for a procedure which requires an overnight
stay, you will be shown to your single en-suite room and given
information about our services. If you are able to eat and drink,
please feel free to choose from our a la carte menu. Our rooms all
have TV and phones so you won’t be bored. Your consultant and
anaesthetist should visit you before the operation to answer any
questions you have.
What are the side-effects of treatment?
Side-effects vary between cancers and between patients - so it
is hard to be definitive. Your consultant is best-placed to tell
you about any side-effects or complications of your particular
treatment. Our aim is to help you cope with whatever side-effects
you have - so if you are in pain or feel unwell after your
procedure please tell us.
Can my family attend throughout my treatment process?
Within reason we welcome family members who always offer
tremendous support to our patients. Unlike many other hospitals, we
don’t have strict visiting times and we appreciate there are
moments when you will want them to be there. The only thing we
stress is that your clinical care comes first and if you are
particularly unwell or your doctor feels you need to rest we may
ask that you are left alone for some time.
Ramsay hospitals offers a range of screening and diagnostic
procedures at a time convenient to you, and also offers treatment
for some of the most common types of cancer. We offer the support
of multi-disciplinary teams who will be working together to ensure
you get the care which is right for you.
If you would like to discuss possible tests or treatment