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About: Box Hill Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Box Hill Hospital / Urology

(as the patient),

Last year as I broke my ankle and I spent four weeks in Box Hill Hospital. I had two operations on my foot and that was not pleasant. This was one of my most difficult and painful times, even though I had previously experienced many significant health issues. Somehow I pulled through and found myself in rehab for two weeks learning to slowly walk. I know that it's a long journey to recover especially for man of my age. 

Because of my foot surgery and rehabilitation, I delayed having treatment for my most recent cancer. I had surgery to alleviate some of my symptoms just before Christmas 2017. My specialist, Dr Allan gave me the confidence to have the surgery even though I was afraid I would not be home for Christmas. Dr Allan had me home by Christmas Eve and I was celebrating with my family within days of the surgery. 

I am so grateful for the treatment and support I have received. I wanted to let everyone know about how grateful I am. I thank Dr Allan and all the staff at Epworth Eastern and Box Hill Hospital.


Response from David Plunkett, Chief Executive, Eastern Health 2 years ago
David Plunkett
Chief Executive,
Eastern Health
Submitted on 11/01/2018 at 18:56
Published on Care Opinion on 12/01/2018 at 09:50

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Dear So grateful

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback on Patient Opinion. It sounds like you've had a really difficult time but I'm so pleased that your experiences both at Box Hill Hospital and our Epworth Eastern were as positive as they could be.

Also fantastic to hear you were able to celebrate Christmas at home with family and friends!!

I trust you are continuing to recover from firstly your foot surgery and now the surgery for cancer and you're able to enjoy the life to the fullest!

It will give me great pleasure to share your feedback with Dr Allan and staff who may have cared for you.

Take care and kind regards


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