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posted by Aayushee
05 November 2023

Treatment summary details needed

Last reply: 15 November 2023 15:37

Hello all, I am Aayushee, I am currently living in cork to support my sister on her cancer journey. We are originally from India. I have a doubt, my sister was admitted in mercy university hospital cork for 26 days as she developed an infection in surgical site post surgery, we haven’t received any discharge/ treatment summary containing the details of her treatment during that duration. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy and we would need the same details when she is done with her treatment as this would be helpful in taking it back to India for second opinions from doctors. How can I get these?
We had reached out to FOI for scan reports and have received them, but I am still not clear about these treatment summary details.



commented by Cancer Nurse
07 November 2023

07 November 2023 11:55

Dear Aayushee,

Thank you for posting and I’m very sorry to read about your sister, I hope your sister is recovering well after her long hospital stay and that you are all doing ok despite the circumstances.

If you haven’t already spoken with a member of the team in the Mercy, it may be worthwhile discussing with them that you would like medical information in order to request a second opinion in India.  There is a patient liaison officer in the Mercy and it may be helpful to speak with them to help your situation, I have attached information about this service here.

I hope this is helpful and please don’t hesitate to get in touch for any further advice.

Kind regards,

Cancer Nurse

commented by Cancer Nurse
15 November 2023

15 November 2023 15:37

Hi Aayushee, 

Thank you for your post. 

I am sorry to read that your sister was hospitalised for an infection after surgery recently and that she requires chemotherapy. I do hope that she is recovering well since after her infection. 

Your sister can ask her team for a written summery of her diagnosis and treatment to date. She can call her Clinical Nurse Specialist or the oncology ward in the hospital to request these. 

I hope this information helps. Please feel free to contact our nurses on the Support Line if you have any questions. Our Support Line number is 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Kind regards, 

Cancer Nurse

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