Our unique approach and range of facilities were designed at the outset to provide a level of service that simply doesn’t exist elsewhere in healthcare. Here are some of the reasons why we think you will like what you find:
Exploring your options
- We encourage patients to talk to the whole team, not just one consultant. You can see as many specialist prostate doctors, nursing staff, therapists and lifestyle practitioners as you wish, as well as ask the radiologists and pathologists to help explain your scans and test results.
- Our consultants will never pressurise you into choosing a treatment just because it is their own particular area of expertise.
- We have a library with books, leaflets, journals and DVDs so you can read up and become informed about your condition.
- We run a “buddy” scheme so you can talk to men (and sometimes their partners) who have already gone through the whole experience.
- We have a quiet room where you can spend time talking things over with our specialist cancer nurse.
- You may wish to visit the hospital ward and talk to the nursing staff; this is something we encourage and can arrange to suit you
Taking extra care of you
- We run weekly multidisciplinary team meetings, bringing some of the world’s most highly skilled professionals together to discuss the best possible care pathway for each cancer patient – always keeping him in the loop.
- We’re always aiming to reduce health risks, from pioneering new safety protocols to advising our patients on cardiovascular risk reduction through lifestyle changes – often resulting in a positive impact on their prostate problems.
- We are committed to helping you prepare both physically and mentally for your operation. We’ll schedule a pre-operative anaesthetic fitness assessment and help you to work on a regime to address any problems
- We take a pro-active approach to common problems such as sexual dysfunction and incontinence. For radical prostatectomy patients we have a unique before-and-after programme designed to maximise your chances of sexual function recovery after surgery.
Making life easier
- The atmosphere at The Prostate Centre is cheerful and supportive: something patients tell us is refreshing and a change from their usual experience. Partners and families are welcome to come to the Centre too – they can relax, have a coffee and discuss things in our comfortable lounge.
- There is never any rush.
- For patients and family members who live outside London, we can supply a list of hotels and apartments nearby which you may like to consider.
- Some of our literature is available in Greek and Arabic, for the convenience of our visitors from those countries.
- For patients who speak little or no English, we have employed the services of Language-Line, an over-the-phone interpretation service.