National research has previously indicated that follow-up services are not meeting the needs of patients and that routine medical follow-ups and psychosocial support frequently fail to meet the support needs of survivors, resulting in feelings of abandonment during the transition from cancer patient to survivor (Davies & Batehup, 2009). We decided to gather patient feedback from the South Tees area.
The feedback we collected indicated a variance in the level of care, support and information that was provided upon discharge from hospital. 'Discharge' can vary patient to patient, but generally patients and carers would like as much information that is available.
The report also contains other themes and trends resulting from patient feedback.