25 October 2021
Hearing the words, ‘you’ve got cancer’ can be frightening. But after Aimee Sheppard was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, Sciensus cancer nurses were on hand to provide care and support.
When Aimee received her breast cancer diagnosis in September 2019, she was immediately impressed with the speed and efficiency of Sciensus’ s referral service. “It was a very straightforward, smooth process,” Aimee explains. “A member of the Sciensus specialist nursing team even sat in on my oncologist appointments, to get up to speed with what I needed.”
Sciensus Customer and Patient Services (CPS) team was on hand to ensure Aimee had all the medication she needed. “The service was excellent; I cannot fault it.”
The fact Aimee could have chemotherapy in her own home at a time convenient to her was a huge bonus. “The nurses couldn’t have been more helpful or accommodating. I appreciated having choices about who delivered my treatment and when.”
The specialist nursing team looked after every aspect of Aimee’s care, from her clinical needs to emotional support. “Everyone was so supportive. I had a whole team behind me every step of the way. 6 or 7 hours is a long time to be hooked up to chemo, but the nurses were so friendly and chatty, taking my mind off things.”
When Aimee’s temperature spiked one evening, the Care Bureau proved invaluable. “It was reassuring to have an experienced nurse on the telephone. They advised a hospital check-up and phoned ahead, so doctors knew my medical history when I arrived. Thankfully, it wasn’t serious and was related to my steroid medication.”
During COVID-19, Aimee has appreciated that she hasn’t had to leave home for treatment. “I’ve been shielding, and I can’t thank the nurses enough for all they’ve done. I feel lucky to have benefitted from exceptional cancer care in familiar surroundings, with my little dog by my side. I’m very grateful – even more so since I was declared cancer-free in October 2020. Without hesitation, I would recommend cancer treatment and care from Sciensus.”