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Shellyp

Private Treatment at Ross Hall in Glasgow

Hi There, I am very lucky that my partner has private healthcare cover. My Doctor has sent a electronic referral to Ross Hall in Glasgow today. My question is has anyone had surgery and treatment there?

Baxter2

Hi @Shellyp

I'm treated by my Oncologist at BMI Ross Hall in Glasgow (I live in Fife)although, I have all my chemo at home. I haven't had surgery there only two portacaths fitted. I had my initial surgery with NHS in Fife then my further two surgeries privately at BMI The Hampshire Clinic in Basingstoke. Hopefully you'll hear from them next week about an appointment. Have you now received a diagnosis?

Sending love

Karen ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ

Shellyp

Hi @Baxter2 No formal diagnosis but the consultant & GP have both said defo surgery? GP said to me I donโ€™t necessarily need to go private but he said it might be a quicker route for me, so said go with whomever can get the surgery done and soon? Ur not to far away from me then, just up the road lol. Could they not do your surgery in Glasgow? :x::x:

lola14

Hi @Shellyp & @Baxter2 I live in Wishaw and had my operation there and treatment at Monklands. No private insurance, so can't comment on Ross Hall but have heard good reports for them. Go for the first offer and good luck xx Linda

Gypsy

Hi @Shellyp . I had my treatment at Raigmore, Inverness and I was 3 and a half weeks from diagnosis to surgery. I had fantastic treatment throughout and same when I had recurrence a year later and they saved my life and were so kind to me.

Baxter2

Hi @Shellyp

I had specialist surgery which is only done in a dew centres and at that time, The Christie in Manchester and Basingstoke were (and still are I believe) the two centres of excellence in the U.K. it's called Cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC. Please have a wee read of my profile for all the detail of you wish. You might want to grab a cuppa first! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I also chose my liver surgeon down there based on recommendations and my research. I was with the NHS for the first year after diagnosis but unfortunately for me, it was an extremely negative experience. I then swapped over to use our private cover and remain private still.

Sending lots of love

Karen ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š

Shellyp

Hi @lola14 Lovely to hear from you. My Sister had her treatment at Monklands ward 16, Unfortunately after a short battle with a rare very aggressive blood cancer she sadly passed age 41 in Jan 2019. The nursing staff were amazing. Were u in that ward? or the day unit? :x:

Shellyp

Hi @Gypsy lovely to hear from you. Great to hear you had a positive experience with your care. 3 and 1/2 wks that was speedy! Hope your now keeping well :x::x:

Shellyp

Hi @Baxter2 just had a wee read of your profile, oh my days you have been through the mill. My god you are an amazing woman to come through that with such positivity in your life. I like you am very close to my family and i know that i need to fight this with every inch of me to be here for them and to see my wee boy grow up. His Autism means we will probably care for him for the rest of his life thats why i need to win this fight! Thank u for sharing your story and thoughts with me. I am sure in the weeks/months ahead this group with amazing people will keep me sane on this crazy journey :x::x::x:

Baxter2

Ahhh, it's almost all a distant memory now @Shellyp! My 'normal' life now is having chemo every fortnight but I live a pretty normal life apart from that! I'm just so grateful for every day!

I love your attitude and feel confident that having that kind of determination is key in the Cancer game!

Keep us posted on how things go if you can? Message me any time if I can help in any way!

Lots of love

Karen ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ

GD62

Hello @shelleyp

I had a colleague who worked as a pharmacist at Ross Hall when I worked as a pharmacist at the Southern General Hospital just down the road. It does have a good reputation and you will be in very good hands.

Good luck :x::x::x: