Jordan, 16, Kent

Jordan was treated for a benign brain tumour when he was eight years old. Here, Jordan’s father speaks about the experience.

What and when were the first signs of Jordan’s illness?

He began having headaches and vomiting.

How was it diagnosed, and by whom?

By our GP initially and then a consultant.

How did you come to Mr Bullock?

We were directed to King’s College Hospital where fortunately Mr Bullock was on call on this occasion.

What has Jordan’s treatment involved and how long did it take?

The initial operation took eight hours plus. Mr Bullock also put us in contact with an excellent radiotherapy consultant and between them they have provided first-class care. There was also a need for a second operation to remove a cyst, which took a further six hours – again it was successful.

What has been the outcome?

Everything has been successful and we would not want anybody else looking after our son. Mr Bullock has continued to carefully monitor this for us since the first evening we met him.

How have your found your son’s time as a patient of Mr Bullock?

Mr Bullock has put us at ease from the outset. He has an open, honest and sincere personality which helps you understand what is required and fills you with confidence that it can be dealt with.

Mr Bullock is highly professional and a caring person; he is a very respected person in his field and fortunately for us, very well connected in other fields as well. There seems to be nothing more important than his patients’ care and welfare, even late at night.

For instance, when our son asked if it was possible not to have the whole of the back of his head shaved for the second operation, Mr Bullock acknowledged his request and minimal hair was removed. This brought a smile to our son’s face when the bandages were removed and allowed him to return to school with minimal effect. We have so much to thank him for.