Late in 2018 my partner was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He had a Wipple's operation at the John Faulkner Hospital Melbourne. The care he received there by staff was outstanding. We found all the staff (medical & domestic) very friendly, compassionate & supportive.
Since his operation he has started chemo. 12 rounds, every 2 weeks. 5 hours of chemo, then home with a chemo pump for 48 hours
He has his chemo at St John of God Hospital Bendigo. Where we meet with the most amazing ladies in oncology. Claire, Jackie & Kahlia are so caring, understanding, compassionate, supportive, they always welcome us with a smile & ask if there is anything we need or they can do for us. They make all there clients feel important & that they are not alone while going through this journey. Thankfully no question is a dumb question, and they answer all our questions in a way we can understand it. They also explain every part of the treatment, which is very important to us.
To help cut down on travel, Claire arranged for my partner to have the pump taken of at the Kerang District Health oncology department. We were met by Cindy who along with other staff members Karen & Candice have been very accommodating, taking the pump off, and on the second week redoing his dressing over the PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) line. Once again we have been shown how compassionate, understanding & caring the oncology nurses are. You are just not a number to them, you are a real person going through a very tough period of your life.
As a partner of someone going through cancer treatment, I am so thankful for all the staff we have had the pleasure of meeting along the way. Not only do they care about how my partner is going, they show the same care to me.
About: John Fawkner Private Hospital John Fawkner Private Hospital Coburg 3058 Kerang District Health Kerang District Health Kerang 3579 St John of God Bendigo Hospital St John of God Bendigo Hospital Bendigo 3550
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