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 contact us.