NHS - Gamma Knife


Here is what our patients think about Gamma Knife

April 2024

To the Stereotactic Team -  Thank you so much for your amazing care !!

Just a few words to say THANKS for being so kind and professional. You are all diamonds in my opinion and deserve more recognition for what you do.

Thank you once again for being fabulous and making a difficult day much nicer. Please could you send my thanks to everyone who helped me, they are a fabulous team of kind and caring people and for keeping us entertained. Thank you for being so kind and lovely as always.


March 2024

I would like to say thank you for the care give to me in March 2024. From my initial appointment to having the treatment a week later, everyone that i came into contact with has been fantastic. You made what was a stressful time as good as it could be for myself and my partner. Thanks for your patience and easing my anxiety, your jokes and for smiling and holding my hand throughout the day. Also special thanks for my hair do : )  . You really are a wonderful team. Thank you again.

A little note to say 'Happy Easter'. Thank you for all your care ,always going above and beyond.


Feb' 2024

Thank you so much for all your help and after-care.

I'm writing to convey my gratitude for the recent consultations and treatment recently given to me by the Surgeons and indeed all the rest of the team from the Radiographers, Nurses, Technicians/ and Receptionists. Everybody at the Hospital was very friendly and helpful making me feel at all times comfortable and relaxed. I have felt no ill effects from the treatment and hopefully my future is fundamentally secured. Please pass on my sincere gratitude to ALL who have been involved in planning and executing this treatment for me, you are  all truly great and professional. Thanks again.

Jan 2024

Just wanted to say Thank You to you all for looking after me. 



July 2023  

 I wanted to express my upmost gratitude for your care, patience, kindness and professionalism in treating my wife. Every member of the team went out of their way to acommodate her needs and proveide exactly what she required. Thanks for doing everything possible to treat the AVM and move us forwards into the next step of our journey. You guys see lots of patients but my wife and I will certainly remember you! Deepest gratitude.....   




December  2023

Thank you so much to everyone for your love, kindness and brilliance during my treatment. It takes very special poeple to do the work you do and I could not have done it without the support I was given. It truly meant the world to me. Wishing you a wonderful and well earned Christmas and a Happy New Year! "

November 2023

Thank you so much for everything, for all your care and compassion towards me. I wish you all the very best, and a very Happy Christmas and a blissful New Year.


October 2023

" Hi All,  There is not enough space or words to thank all of you for the fantastic and loving care that you showed me. May you be blessed. Thank you. "

" To all the Staff... To say we walked out of hospital with a smile, and say we have had a good day, it's all because all the staff have been so friendly and polite is an understatement....So thank you so very much. "

" To all the Staff... Many thanks for looking after us"

" In these unprecedented hard times in the NHS ..... A BIG THANK YOU for telephone and face-to-face consultations, accepting me for second treatment of Radiosurgery. Thank you to the Radiographers for taking good care of me on treatment day. Thank you to the medical team. To the receptionists, admission and administration staff and anyone i've missed off in the National Centre for Stereotactic Radiosurgery.  "

" To all the wonderful staff.... I cant thank you enough for all your help. you're a brilliant team and make all the difference. "

" Thank you for looking after meso well and helping me to get better. You are all a great team and I will always remember you all. "

" Thank you all for your kindness, Expertise and care during my Gamma Knife treatment. You made a scary experience into a less nerve-wracking day. "

 " Thank you for all your help and support. "



September 2023

" To All the fantastic Gamma Knife team at the Sheffield Hallamshire Hospital. I am very lucky to have you look after me 1 , 2 , 3 times! I would recommend you without hesitation to anyone in need. Thank you all, with much love...... "


July 2023

"I wanted to express my utmost gratitude for your care, patience, kindness and professionalism in treating my wife. Every member of the team went out of their way to acommodate her needs and provide exactly what she required. Thanks for doing everything possible to treat the AVMand move us forwards into the next step of our journey. You guys see lots of patients but my wife and I will certainly remember you ! Deepest gratitude .....    "


June 2023

"Just a little thank you note to tell you all how fabulous you are. From arriving in the morning to leaving late afternoon I was looked after 100% by some of the most caring people I have ever met with lovely smiles and fascinating conversations just to take your mind off the day. Thank you for the cheeky humour and funny jokes. Thank you for never leaving my side and making sure that I was OK all day long. Thank you to the Consultants who's work is second to none and without you  I would not have my life back. Thank you to you all and everyone who works in this fantastic department, you are all fabulous and you do the most amazing work."

"Thank you all for your kindness and looking after my husband so well during his treatment "



May 2023

" I am writing to say a huge Thank You to the team that looked after me so well. Thank you to my wonderful carers whilst I was there. Nothing was too much trouble and they kept me informed all day about what was going to happen. They are a credit to the team and the NHS. Every one of the team goes out of their way to make patients feel comfortable and to reduce the stress they may be experiencing. Keep up the excellent work and keep doing what you do so well."

"Thank you to all the staff today for your patience and care"

" ...Thank you for being with me every step of the way and making me feel Brave and Safe. You're a fantastic team. Thank you for getting me through the procedure "

" Thank you very much for looking after me during my treatment. The care and attention was First Class. Each of you did a wonderful job. Keep up the good work. Take care and God Bless you all."

To You All in Stereotactic Radiosurgery - Without your caring, your support or your understanding my day would have been so difficult. You alla made it so much easier and relaxed. From my heart thank you"

Apr 2023

" Dear GammKnife Team. Thanks for all your nursing and care last Thursday for my treatment. From admission to discharge was first class care. Thanks to ### for my care and looking after me all day. Thanks also to ‘1-shot-### from the canulation section. Thanks also to my nurse whose name escapes me! On frame fitting duties. Kind Regards "

" To all Team SRS,  Thank you for my lovely placement experience and welcoming me into your lovely team. I would like to thank you all for your kindness and support. I have thoroughly enjoyed each stage and learning experience. Thank you team SRS for an amazing time and all your kindness. I would love to visit you in the near future, but goodbye for now and best wishes to you all. "  (Student Therapy Radiographer)

Mar 2023

"  I would like to thank you for your kindness, support, professionalism and understanding from my assessment to my GammaKnife Surgery. Each member of staff including yourself put me fully at ease whilst explaining the procedure and checking on myself throughout. You truly have a team to be proud of. "

 " To the GammaKnife team, Wishing you a joyful Easterdays and lots of good health.

A big thank you for your kind help and treatment. "

 " Dear All, Your kindness is much appreciated. Thank you very much for your care and compassion, it helped greatly whilst there. Hope the Teddy is useful for those in need – Knitted in love.  "

Feb 2023 

 " Thank you all for the best care. It helped."


March 2023  

 To the team at the GammaKnife Unit. I would like to thank you for your kindness, support, professionalism and understanding from my assessment to my GammaKnife Surgery. Each member of staff including yourself put me fully at ease whlst explaining the procedure and checking on myself throughout. You truly have a team to be proud of.   


 Dec 2022

" Following my procedure for Stereotactic Radiosurgery I would like to thank you for the incredible help and support you gave me throughout the day. What could have been a daunting and intimidating procedure was made absolutely bearable by the fact that you were there to explain everything and look after me. You actually made me feel very special and I don't think that i could have reecieved better care if I was a member of your own family. You do an incredible and life saving job as part of a wonderful team. Everyone who helped me from start to end was truly incredible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I truly hope that I will not need a second procedure but if I do, I know I will be fine in your care."


" Happy Christmas and Happy New Year! To the Therapy Radiographers, the Nurses, MRI Department and all the staff who looked after me. I have recieved the best care of highest quality. Thank you. Best wishes. "


" A BIG thank you for taking care of me, making me feel comfortable over these past years whilst having my treatment. I know I recieved the best possible treatment. Best Wishes. "

Aug 2022

" Thank you to ALL for taking care of me during the year. Best wishes to you all. "

Jan 2022

" I am writing to let you know how delighted I have been by the treatment which i received during my stay in your hospital. From begining to end the service and care that I recieved from the team was nothing less than perfect, and what I feared might be a long and painful visit was transformed into an interesting and informative hour or two. I was treated with courtesy. kindness and respect at all stages of the procedure. "  





Dec 2021

Extract from Poem: 


How Lucky are we , the Hallamshire's to hand,

The Principal Centre in the land,

Such advanced technology, leading the way,

Experts in their field .... any day,

The service provided was second to none,

Excellence from everyone, unitl it was done,

Throughout my life I've had many procedures,

This surpasses them all, care when needed.


" Thank you for your wonderful care at what could have been a difficult time.

" Thank you for your care and helping me with the treatment during my stay as stress free as possible "


Nov 2021

" I just wanted to send a massive thank you to all at Sheffield who helped me with my treatment. You're all amazing and were so attentive. I can't thank you all enough. I woulldn't have got through the day without you. you all went above and beyond your duties and i'm very grateful. "
" Thank you to all on the GammaKnife fo making my day as pleasant as you could. You were Brilliant !!!  Thank you very much for caring. "
 Everyone was so lovely and took fantastic care of me. I felt like I was in great hands "

July 2021 

 " We wish to place on record our thanks to all the team at Sheffield for looking after #### so well on Thursday and Friday. You have all made a big difference to what could have been a very stressfull period. #### was keen to stress to me how lovely everyone was and I thank you for this."

June 2021 

 "  Thank you all for the care and support you have all given me. It is very much appreciated "

" Thank you to all the staff in the Stereotactic Radiosurgery department who looked after me so well during what could have been for me a scary day. Thank you so much for your kindness and professionalism. "

 " A massive thank you to all the team that looked after me for my treatment - Your kindness and compassion will never be forgotten. "

 " I was treated in June 2020 for Trigeminal Neuralgia and I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for all for such a brilliant service. I have been pain free since that day. You were all so genuinely kind and professional. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

May 2021   

 " I am so grateful to you all ..... You are all super heroes !! 

 " Thank you for making my surgery as comfortable as you all have - You're the best!!  Thank you for everything "

Jan 2020  

I will always be very grateful for the professionalism and the amazing care given to me by everyone. Always very comforting and keeping me aware of the next steps. Thank you so much. I’ll always be grateful to the hospital and the staff  


Feb 2020

 My care was excellent. The whole team were brilliant, put me at ease and helped take my mind off the day and treatment. They are an amazing team! 


The quality of care I received from the radiographers and support workers was brilliant. I wouldn’t have changed anything. 


 Stereotactic team have been superb, couldn’t have asked for more. Thanks for all your help. 
 The care was amazing across the hospital. Thank you. It made the difficulty of the past few months a little easier to bear. 



All aspect of the care myself and my partner received was excellent, it was a long, trying day but we had been told this would be the case and be prepared. With us not being local, the accommodation which was arranged for us was brilliant and one less thing to worry about 


 An incredible experience. A true representation of the brilliance of the NHS and its staff. Thank you so much for making a difficult day better, if not at many moments- enjoyable. 
 Everything was perfect. It was joined up. Everyone communicated. I felt in the loop. I knew what was happening. Everyone was lovely, really caring. Thank you. 


Aug 2019


Dear all,



I was with you on 20th for a procedure to treat three haemangioblastomas and want to express my gratitude to you all for turning a day that could have been difficult and stressfull into one that was, if not enjoyable, interesting and rewarding. If we start in the framing room the wit, humour and friendliness of K, D et al made a difficult procedure quite straightforward. The conversations on physics with A and L were extremely interesting.


And J was simply brilliant. Your calm, engaging and intellegent manner prepared my wife and me perfectly for the day and your constant updates, particularly the plan run-through, helped pass the time easily.


In conclusion, simply exceptional ladies and gentleman. Simply exceptional.




Feb 2019   

Dear Mr Radatz and all of the wonderful team at the gamma knife centre. We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of your kindness and support during my husband's gamma knife treatment over the last couple of days. We travelled a long way to see you and were stressed and apprehensive but the whole team were so lovely and did everything they could to make it a positive experience. Thank you so much to K (favourite colour purple) and N (pink) for keeping my husband company all day and for K who regularly popped in with a new joke or two. Thank you so much to the team who fitted the frame, did the angiogram and MRI and all of the wonderful colleagues behind the scene whose expertise helped the treatment plan. The recovery ward N2 was wonderful with such kindness and a cheery atmosphere (Thanks to G and all) and lovely catering services - better than any private hospital any day. We are now looking forward to round two of the treatment in 6 weeks time with a happy heart and confidence the team will do all they can to make this a success. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are all amazing!

Love from L and M



Jan 2019

Today I have completed a withdrawal programme to end my reliance on  oxcarbazepine medication. I now have no more pain on the left side of my face and can eat, talk etc with impunity, plus I am now free of the side effects which came with the medication. I would like to express my deep felt thanks for the treatment I received at the Gamma Knife Unit which has had such a dramatic effect on my quality of life. Many thanks again.     I would like to express my deep felt thanks for the treatment I received at the Gamma Knife Unit which has had such a dramatic effect on my quality of life. Many thanks again.


Jul 2018

The whole procedure was very good and efficient and I wouldn't change anything.  Many thanks to everybody involved, especially the radiographer with me, who was with me throughout to answer questions and and help the procedure to run smoothly.


Apr 2018

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of the Stereotactic team for the high levels of care and professionalism afforded to me during my radiosurgery treatment.  You all made my experience very comfortable and stressless by explaining the various stages of the process which really enabled me to remain calm throughout...... As did the George Michael music!


Feb 2018

To all staff in Stereotactic Radiosurgery and all ward staff involved in my treatment.  Thank you so much for your care, reassurance, professionalism and teamwork. From start to finish you were all amazing.


Aug 2017.   

Just a quick note to thank you all for your care and consideration whilst I was having my treatment. I realise that planning 7 tumours wouldn't be an easy task and I am grateful to the physics person for taking the time to do so. Thanks also to the radiographers who kept me informed of proceedings throughout the day and always made sure I was comfortable. Final thanks go to the team who stayed way beyond their normal finishing time to make sure my treatment was completed in one session.


Jul 2017 

Hi there, I would just like you to know that the standard of being looked after by all the staff was outstanding. I could have not have asked for a better service. You kept me informed of what was going on at every stage. I would like to tell Mr J G Rowe he done a good job and that he has a very good team round him. I am healing nicely no headache or side effects just have to give it time and I will be positive to get the pain relief that I have suffered for over 20 years. I would appreciate if you could pass this message on to the team that dealt with me and it is good to know there is a NHS that helps us, all over Britain.



 Jan 2017 . 

I would like to thank Mr Radatz for his initial support and guidance in helping us to make the decision as to which course of treatment to take; his clear, professional, explanation of the treatment and its risks and benefits was invaluable to us in making what we believe to be the best choice on the way forward.  Likewise, at that initial appointment, our thanks for the guidance and support that we received from the radiographer team that reinforced our decision making and our reliance on the team and the course of action that we had chosen


I would like to express my gratitude to the Stereotactic Radiosurgery team at the Royal Hallamshire. I would like to offer my profound thanks to all of the members of the team that looked after my wife and I last week during the whole procedure.  We would particularly wish to thank the radiographer that pretty-much looked after us all day, her lovely personality and friendly professionalism were of huge support to us both.  It was clear to me that all of the team understood that the anxiety of the day was perhaps more worrisome for my wife than it was for me and everyone helped with that throughout. I regret that I cannot remember the names of everyone that I met during all of the parts of the procedure, although every single member introduced themselves to us. 


 However, my thanks go to the team that fixed the frame – that initially would have seemed to be the most worrying part.  In fact it was a ‘’walk in the park’’ and certainly no worse than many simple dental processes!  Thank you to all of the radiographers and their support during the MRI and the Gamma knife processes – in both of those I was close to falling asleep, I was so relaxed.  


 Thank you to the member of staff for her care and support in the ward both before and after the procedure (we regret that we did not manage to get to her recommended curry house afterwards as we were both a little tired and emotional after the long day). 


 Our over-riding impressions of the facilities and of the staff is of ‘’excellence’’, ‘’professionalism’’ and ‘’caring’’.  Many people like to take a swipe at the NHS but our experience at the Royal Hallamshire certainly showed us a facility and team at the top of their game. 


Thank you 


Sep 2016 

There is only one team like you.  I'm so grateful to have you to support me.  You are amazing!!


Aug 2016 

Thank you all so much for all your fantastic care and attention 


July 2016 

Things have vastly improved for me since my treatment. Medication is down by over a third, and I’m lowering it week by week. Twinges are still there in the background, but nowhere near as many or as strong (well the odd strong one sneaks through from time to time). I can’t say thank you enough, what a change. If there is anything I can do to help the team out please let me know. Many thanks.  



I consider myself very lucky to have been able to receive stereotactic treatment. I am happy that my pre-treatment symptoms are already diminishing, of course this is all due to the combination of Individuals' skills acting as a team.

The atmosphere in the department was calm, well organised and efficient. Despite the nature of the procedure, at no time did i feel really apprehensive about what was happening. You really are a credit to our NHS.

Aug 2016

 May 2016  

I'd like to express my thanks for the excellent care and treatment I had from you in the course of my 3 visits to you for Gamma Knife surgery I've counted up over 20 people in the team who were directly involved in my radiosurgery and I know they were others unseen by me, who were equally important, so thanks again for your care, empathy, professionalism, humour and patience.  


Apr 2016

 Thank you all for the kindness you showed to me and my husband and for the understanding you showed for my claustrophobia and nerves. We were a long way from home but you made us feel so welcome and relaxed  


Apr 2016  

Just a short note to say "Thanks" to all staff who looked after me so well during my 5hr stint on your machine. Special thanks to "my radiographer" for all her halp and support during the day 


Feb 2016  

On behalf of my mother and myself can we please forward our great thanks towards everyone we came in contact with during Mam's treatment on Monday . Everyone was extremely kind and they always went the 'extra mile' to make sure Mum was well cared for. Please forward our thanks to everyone who cared for Mum. We are very grateful.  Wishing You All The Very Best .


Feb 2016

The Hospital has an amazing group of people,  EVERYONE has gone out of their way to help me and have treated me like a human being. I feel  privileged that my care was in Sheffield. I'll never forget the care you all provided for me



Feb 2016

I would like to thank you for talking me through the fitting of my frame with members of the team, it all went so well. I have really enjoyed today and enjoyed all the TLC. You are a fabulous team and it will be a day I won't forget for all good reasons


Dec 2015

Once again we would like to thank you for the wonderful care and kindness you have given. You are all worth your weight in gold


Nov 2015

In a society where we complain so much, I think it's important to thank and praise where it's due. You certainly deserve praise for the amazing way you do your job. You were cheerful, kind and inspired me with trust; in what was for me a traumatic experience you and the rest of your team work so,so hard.


Nov 2015 

Thank you so much for the incredible treatment I've had over the last few days (and the weeks leading up to it) I'ts greatly appreciated.


Sept 2015


I was so impressed by the high standard of the organisation of the work to be done, and also the kindness shown to me by complete strangers









April 2015  

Thank you very much for the superb treatment I received last week. Your professionalism is second to none. Thank you also for the kindness and attention you showed to both me and my husband. We will never forget you


July 2015

Thank you for your excellant and dedicated


June 2015

Please could you pass on our huge thanks for all the kindness and excellent care we received from everyone in the Gamma Knife team. Thanks to everyone's cheery and friendly manner, R.... was not in the least worried about her operation, and I was very confident that she was having the best care possible.
When you all said that R...... would be back to normal very quickly I didn't really believe you, but having had the operation on Saturday she was back at school on
Tuesday, and doing cartwheels on the lawn by


June 2015

I had treatment by your department last week, I would just like to say a very big thank you for the way my treatment and time when I was in your department.The Doctors, nurses and all the other members of your department and ward were fantastic and really made me feel at rest about my treatment.A very big thank you from me and my family.



From my first visit to the facility, I have been treated with the utmost consideration and what may potentially have been a daunting experience was lightened by your professinalism, disapline and friendly approach.

The whole experience for me was all new, but I shall remember it all in a kindly way, it was a real pleasure to meet you all.

June 2015

March 2015


A Big  thank you to everyone on the Gamma Knife Team who gave help and  such kindness to Mum when she was treated last week



Jan 2015

Thank you for all your care and attention whilst waiting for treatment and for putting myself and my partner at ease by talking us through all that was

happening during my treatment




December 2014

To ALL of the Staff at the Gamma Knife Unit and Ward N2, a special ‘Thank You’ for the excellent care, attention to detail, and treatment that my wife Val received from everyone there.
From the first day’s consultation on Monday the 8th of December until the Saturday that she was allowed to travel home, we received the best possible service.

Dec 2014

I would like to thank yourself as well as all the other professionals involved in ensuring that my assessment appointment as well as the stereotactic radiosurgical treatment was to say the least seamless. I am grateful to yourself for your understanding communication, the consultant whom I saw at the pre treatment assessment, to the staff on Ward N2 on the day of admission, the day ward on the morning of treatment and the staff at the department of stereotactic radiosurgery, in particular the radiographersI feel that I have been a very lucky person to have received this treatment and am very grateful for everything that has been done for me.

June 2015

I would Just like to comment on the care and treatment I received from your clinic.

From my initial cosultation to my dischage from the clinic last week, I would just like to thank all concerned, without exception everyone and I mean everyone,were so good, all very courteous,helpful, friendly, informative and above all I got the impression I was in the care of some very dedicated, professional people.

We hear every day via the media of some horrendous things within the NHS, which no doubt some are true, but I have to speak from my own experience, and I could not fault anything or anyone.

So thanks again to one and all.

I would be most grateful if you could make my comments known.


 August 2015

I would like to thank my Consultant, the radiographers, physics staff, the office, the MRI team, the Radiologist and nurse who performed my angiogram, and also the nurses and staff of the ward I stayed on. So sorry I can't remember all of your names but on the removal of my glasses after the fitting of the frame I couldn't see so well!

I would like to say everyone of you were so polite, kind and caring which helped me through this procedure, explaining everything along the way which made the fear of the unknown completely bearable.

The Radiographers jokes also lightened the day. The fitting of the frame wasn't as bad as anticipated so I would say don't watch You Tube!


August 2015

I would like to thank my Consultant, the radiographers, physics staff, the office, the MRI team, the Radiologist and nurse who performed my angiogram, and also the nurses and staff of the ward I stayed on. So sorry I can't remember all of your names but on the removal of my glasses after the fitting of the frame I couldn't see so well!

I would like to say everyone of you were so polite, kind and caring which helped me through this procedure, explaining everything along the way which made the fear of the unknown completely bearable.

For someone coming from Surrey to be referred to Sheffield never ever having been there and not knowing the Hallamshire Hospital, I give you all a Gold Star. You were amazing and treated me like a person not a number.

Thank you again for making my stay a comfortable one.