The Royal Marsden Hospital (Chelsea)

Fulham Road, London, England, SW3 6JJ
 
1 2 3 4 5 21,700 reviews

Average ratings

Recommend
1 2 3 4 5
Dignity/Respect
1 2 3 4 5
Involvement
1 2 3 4 5
Information
1 2 3 4 5
Cleanliness
1 2 3 4 5
Staff
1 2 3 4 5

Reviews

Showing reviews for the last 12 months, Show all reviews
 
« 1 2 3 4 »
Page 1 of 4
 
1 2 3 4 5
Review of Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centre,
4th May 2022


My answers are based on 'Merit' of my own individual experience.....


So-far-so-good I do not seem to have any more new ideas of improvement in the light of existing Set-Up.

Experience
1 2 3 4 5
Dignity/Respect
1 2 3 4 5
Involvement
1 2 3 4 5
Information
1 2 3 4 5
Cleanliness
1 2 3 4 5
Staff
1 2 3 4 5
Call bell
1 2 3 4 5
Meals
1 2 3 4 5
Worries-concerns
1 2 3 4 5
Pain Control
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
Written by a NHS patient
21st April 2022


Get more staff in the pharmacy, particularly the part that makes up the outpatients chemotherapy. This is the second time I have had to report bad service. Arrived last Thursday for chemo and everybody told pharmacy behind one hour. This stretched to ninety minutes, then 2 hours. I was sitting cramped up in a chair for five hours. Not good enough, when patients are already stressed as it is, and some have very, very long car journeys ahead to return home.

Recommend
1 2 3 4 5
Dignity/Respect
1 2 3 4 5
Involvement
1 2 3 4 5
Information
1 2 3 4 5
Cleanliness
1 2 3 4 5
Staff
1 2 3 4 5
Safe
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
Review of Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centre,
22nd March 2022


Because everyone - consultant, nurse and receptionists - was very helpful, and I am delighted to be coming here as a patient.


There isn't anything.

Experience
1 2 3 4 5
Dignity/Respect
1 2 3 4 5
Involvement
1 2 3 4 5
Information
1 2 3 4 5
Cleanliness
1 2 3 4 5
Staff
1 2 3 4 5
Call bell
1 2 3 4 5
Meals
Rating not given.
Worries-concerns
Rating not given.
Pain Control
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
Review of Medical Day Unit (Chelsea),
10th February 2022


TREATMENT This was my second cycle of chemo. The first appointment last month January 2022, was at noon. It was to take 2.5 hours, but appreciate would be a bit longer. Took 6 hours. Nurse had two tries at installing canula (I fully appreciate that I do have thin veins and it can be problematical and I mentioned that) But after two unsuccessful and painful attempts, she had to call a ?senior/more experienced nurse who inserted the canula in seconds without issue. The same thing arose on my second cycle, today, in February, causing me pain. Once again, the nurse, after two unsuccessful painful attempts, had to call upon a senior/more experienced nurse who did the job successfully, and pain free in seconds. MEDICATION DELAY Additionally, more problems arose today, as my medication has not been delivered when I arrived at my 2pm appointment. I originally had a 4pm appointment, but changed it to 2pm. However, due to a failure of communication somewhere, nobody informed the pharmacy dept of that fact, and consequently the medication could not be delivered until 4pm. (Cutting to the chase. I ended up leaving around 6pm or a bit later, definitely several hours later than I should have been.) Meanwhile as time wore on during the afternoon, around 3pm, I became very hungry, as I had not packed food, owing to the fact that I did not expect to be there for so long. Therefore I I had had no lunch. The hospital shop was sold out, so I just bought a kitkat. But a nurse was kind enough to find a sandwich for me, when I mentioned my lack of food to her. Additionally, as I have several food intolerances, it was fortunate the nurse hit upon a sandwich I could eat, otherwise I would have been starving with only a kitkat to eat. STAFF RUDENESS I have two different drugs, and when the first one has finished, I always ask the nurse dealing with me if it is okay if I use the toilet before they hook up the next one. A matter of about five minutes. I have already had six cycles of different chemo last year 2021, and have never, until today, been met with a responsive "sighing sound" of annoyance, when I ask that question at that juncture) followed by "you will have to wait when you come back as I have to deal with another patient". I replied "okay, but I have to go" which was true. She then added "you can go to the loo whenever you want and can take the stand (not her exact word but I mean the hook up paraphernalia) with you". I replied that I was quite aware of that, but did not want to trail that around the room with me. By that time I was tired and fed up, and did not take kindly to her attitude. Most likely she was stressed out too, hence her comment to me. The reason I always keep toilet using to a minimum is that it adds time to the whole session, as when you return with the "trolley" hook up, you then have to wait quite a while, for a nurse to stop the bleeper alarm, and set the whole thing in motion again. This is a waste of their valuable time also. PERSONAL REVIEW I had six months of chemo here in the Medical Day Unit in 2021. It was exemplary on all fronts. Always happy and confident to go. I am very sorry to say, IMHO the standards have dropped since then. My confidence has taken a knock after today.


From the above experience, I think there is absolutely not enough staff around to cope properly. This is creating stress for both nurses and patients in an already highly stressful environment by its very nature. Additionally, more senior staff should be around the ward, hands on, helping out, taking the heat off, so more junior staff can work better, causing less pain to their patients and without recourse to seniors, as in my case. Additionally whilst I fully appreciate the backlog of patients due to covid 19, must be the root of the problem, there should be more effective communication between departments to keep mistakes to the minimum, and I cite the delayed medication as an example of this. You must reduce the stress on your nurses. It is having an undesirable knock on effect to your patients.

Experience
1 2 3 4 5
Dignity/Respect
1 2 3 4 5
Involvement
1 2 3 4 5
Information
1 2 3 4 5
Cleanliness
1 2 3 4 5
Staff
1 2 3 4 5
Call bell
Rating not given.
Meals
Rating not given.
Worries-concerns
Rating not given.
Pain Control
Rating not given.
1 2 3 4 5
Review of Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centre,
9th February 2022


I saw Prof. James in the Rapid Diagnostic Centre at 11.40 on 8th Feb. He was brilliant at explaining everything to me. I then had a blood test and was treated by Gosia, Merveille and Ludovic? (Brazilian nurse). They could not have been more kind and reassuring. They really put me at ease. The lady volunteer who met me at the door was so kind and caring. I am sure she has a difficult task sometimes as 'gatekeeper'.


Just make it clearer that permission needs to be obtained for a spouse to accompany a patient. I have been married for 50 years and it seems reasonable to me for my wife to be included in a consultation.

Experience
1 2 3 4 5
Dignity/Respect
1 2 3 4 5
Involvement
1 2 3 4 5
Information
1 2 3 4 5
Cleanliness
1 2 3 4 5
Staff
1 2 3 4 5
Call bell
1 2 3 4 5
Meals
1 2 3 4 5
Worries-concerns
1 2 3 4 5
Pain Control
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
Review of Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centre,
29th January 2022


This was my first consultation and the doctor, consultant, nurse and surgeon who did the biopsy were all so lovely and put me and my Mum totally at ease

Recommend
1 2 3 4 5
Dignity/Respect
1 2 3 4 5
Involvement
1 2 3 4 5
Information
1 2 3 4 5
Cleanliness
1 2 3 4 5
Staff
1 2 3 4 5
Call bell
1 2 3 4 5
Meals
Rating not given.
Worries-concerns
1 2 3 4 5
Pain Control
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
Review of Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centre,
18th January 2022


Really great experience, was seen quickly, all the nurses and the clinician I saw treated me with respect, felt very comfortable especially given I was quite nervous about the appointment in general. Was also a lot quicker than I expected!


Everything was good, but it would have been good if the appointment letter was clearer about where it was, I went to the main entrance first.

Experience
1 2 3 4 5
Dignity/Respect
1 2 3 4 5
Involvement
1 2 3 4 5
Information
1 2 3 4 5
Cleanliness
1 2 3 4 5
Staff
1 2 3 4 5
Call bell
1 2 3 4 5
Meals
Rating not given.
Worries-concerns
Rating not given.
Pain Control
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
Written by a NHS patient
13th January 2022


The hospital is small and easy to get to.

Recommend
1 2 3 4 5
Dignity/Respect
1 2 3 4 5
Involvement
1 2 3 4 5
Information
1 2 3 4 5
Cleanliness
1 2 3 4 5
Staff
1 2 3 4 5
Safe
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
Review of Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centre,
6th December 2021


I visited the breast care centre today. I was seen by a cancer practitioner on time. I was given time to inform her of my concerns and I was listened to. Examined, mammogram and ultrasound all within two hours. I was very impressed at the professional care given by all the staff and information given to me before leaving the clinic. Keep up the good work you are all doing with care and professionalism under the Covid restrictions. Some of the questions were not relevant to my appointment today.


On my visit it ran smoothly and at no time did I feel stressed

Experience
1 2 3 4 5
Dignity/Respect
1 2 3 4 5
Involvement
1 2 3 4 5
Information
1 2 3 4 5
Cleanliness
1 2 3 4 5
Staff
1 2 3 4 5
Call bell
1 2 3 4 5
Meals
Rating not given.
Worries-concerns
Rating not given.
Pain Control
Rating not given.
1 2 3 4 5
Review of Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centre,
5th December 2021


I had an outpatient appointment on 1 Dec at 2:15. The medical staff were brilliant but I must raise a concern about the receptionists. They were constantly talking about personal and inappropriate matters. It was loud and distracting. I was nervous about my appointment and they made it a very uncomfortable waiting time. When a medical person came near the desk they were quiet but as soon as they went they started up again.


Please train the receptionist to be discreet and appreciate that many patients are anxious and their loud laughing and chatting about parties and their social life is not conducive to a calm environment

Experience
1 2 3 4 5
Dignity/Respect
1 2 3 4 5
Involvement
1 2 3 4 5
Information
1 2 3 4 5
Cleanliness
1 2 3 4 5
Staff
1 2 3 4 5
Call bell
1 2 3 4 5
Meals
1 2 3 4 5
Worries-concerns
1 2 3 4 5
Pain Control
1 2 3 4 5
 
« 1 2 3 4 »
Page 1 of 4
{{category}} working at The Royal Marsden Hospital (Chelsea) ({{entities.length}})
Order by: surname | rating | review count
{{entity.name}}
{{getReviewCountLabel(entity.review_count)}}
{{entity.name}} {{getReviewCountLabel(entity.review_count)}}
 

Resources

Short link to review The Royal Marsden Hospital (Chelsea): http://iwgc.net/eb6av