Box number:. About the ward:. We have a playroom, teenage room, school room, parents room and laundry room.
Post is delivered twice a day to the ward. Outgoing post can be placed in the out tray on the reception desk. Toilets on the wards are for the use of patients only. Toilets for visitors' use are situated on the main concourse. Finding us:. Ward C2 is on level 2 ground floor of the hospital.
For security, there is an intercom at the ward door. Finding us - Parking ticket discounts Disabled Go accessibility information. Cancer ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was published in This was his 5th book and one of his best. I find Solzhenitsyn to be incredibly refreshing and truthful. Cancer ward was fantastic, it was thoughtful, funny, sad, and addictive to read. Plenty of times I found myself laughing out loud.
The story telling is captivating, the descriptive writing is on point. Overall this was a very enjoyable read and anothe Cancer ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was published in But a hard life improves vision. Both attitudes lie within our power, so that a man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy, and no one can stop him.
Aug 31, Jonfaith rated it really liked it Shelves: mother-rus. Cancer Ward CW consciously strives for the epic, readily aware of the distance between itself and the baggy monsters of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky and yet sways in the limitations of the material especially in moral terms. Unlike Europe after the Shoah, the Soviet experiment had different questions to ask itself after Stalin's death.
Caught almost in the sway of s A man of no talent craves long life, yet Epicurus had once observed that a fool, if offered eternity, would not know what to do with it. Caught almost in the sway of self-conscious people becoming cynical.
I place CW apart from the other major works of Solzhenitsyn and place it instead closer to Grossman's Forever Flowing, another novel about the inmate's impossibility of returning --to normality, to youth, to belief. Memory becomes a clever foe, a challenge.
This is an ensemble piece - similar to First Circle - which pulsates with social discord and apprehension. The patients have all internalized the implications of their illness. The setting is the Thaw of Khrushchev at a clinic in Uzbekistan. The presence of the oncological leads the reader to assume such is a metaphor. Not entirely. Matters are more organic -- the effects of the Purge, the show trials -- they are returning-- as the metaphysical meaning of Remission becomes palpable , even rendered upon the very flesh of the sick. I would be most curious as to what Foucault gathered about this protean display of the abject and possible redemption.
I have a fond recollection of reading this book off my parent's bookshelves but I don't think I'll return to it. Flicking through it ,there a dry prose style, the central character looks to be a barely disguised authorial self-portrait. It suffers, even as Cold war condemnation of the Soviet Union, in comparison to The Foundation Pit or Moscow Stations - though admittedly Moscow Stations central message of alcoholism as a means of opting out of everything is not culturally or temporally specific I have a fond recollection of reading this book off my parent's bookshelves but I don't think I'll return to it.
It suffers, even as Cold war condemnation of the Soviet Union, in comparison to The Foundation Pit or Moscow Stations - though admittedly Moscow Stations central message of alcoholism as a means of opting out of everything is not culturally or temporally specific. As a symbol you might find a cancer ward and a building site as equivalent alternatives to the ship of state or fools - assuming any difference between the two is perceptible , but Platonov's book is a finer piece, it slides into you like a razor sharp dagger while offering the mystical possibility of being a weapon that heals as well as hurts while Solzhenitsyn's book bounces off the head, a far blunter instrument.
I think here he is reaching for the role of a modern day Tolstoy - the author as prophet and cult figure, perhaps uniquely writers have the potential to re-form their communities of readers, fortunately maybe few try to do so. Tolstoy's vision is by and large a more positive one, transcendence a possibility, scythe in hand or on the battlefield, Ivan Denisovitch's brief burst of work-pride by contrast suggests the impossibility of transcendence, one can only approximate it.
That I guess is his point, soviet man is in his view too far fallen from Uvarov's 'Orthodoxy, Autocracy and Nationality' for such experiences, the only answer as Voinovich playfully suggested in Moscow is to return to the Seventeenth Century. I still like the cover though, with the implied weekends spent searching through sheds and outhouses for appropriately shabby tools. His books do not depress me, I find them powerful and hopeful documents to th "Well, what have we here? His books do not depress me, I find them powerful and hopeful documents to the strength of the human spirit.
He uses humor and documentation as forces of survival. He writes from his own experience having a cancer tumor removed while he was in a Soviet prison camp, he was eventually cured of the disease. This book takes place in the cancer ward of a soviet hospital and follows the illnesses and treatments of many different patients, mostly in the men's ward. Interestingly the majority of the doctors are women. The patients come from different backgrounds, different political hemispheres, laying in beds alongside each other, each battling their particular sicknesses, pains and fears.
I find Solzhenitsyn's writing has something in common with American Southern Gothic. It's in his contrasts: shifting quickly from enormous tragedy to every day practicality in one sentence. Mar 31, Nick Imrie rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction , place-russia , literary. I've spent so long reading this book about a whole load of people who have a whole load of cancer that I've almost started to entertain the superstition that all this thinking about cancer might give me cancer, like summoning a demon by speaking its name. Nevertheless, I will be thinking about it a little more as I try to write a proper review because this was an truly amazing book that somehow managed to show me all of life and death in just a few hundred pages.
I loved all the fellas from the c I've spent so long reading this book about a whole load of people who have a whole load of cancer that I've almost started to entertain the superstition that all this thinking about cancer might give me cancer, like summoning a demon by speaking its name. I loved all the fellas from the cancer ward by the end, the ones who tried to bring some meaning to their lives, and the ones who never even realised the question. This book is just so human. There are scenes where if we look into our heart, we would do or feel the same thing, I'm sure of it.
Solzhenitsyn included so many aspects of what makes us human and puts them into a mere few hundre This book is just so human. Solzhenitsyn included so many aspects of what makes us human and puts them into a mere few hundred pages. The setting is a Cancer Ward, so there are numerous hospital like moments, but somehow regardless of the cold, sterile setting, there is such deep emotion that honestly rises above all this.
He wrote this to be an allegory on Soviet Russia and you could read it looking for that social commentary. Like any well crafted allegory, there's multiple layers and threads. You can read this as a modern day cancer book or one on health care or more importantly, heath care ethics. The heart of this book and all of Solzhenitsyn's writing is in a single chapter: Chapter 30, The Old Doctor. It should be recommended reading for everyone going into the Health Care Field in any capacity. Just reading that one chapter and nothing else by him would be amazing and I'm sure could help with some desperately needed changes in this field.
Not everyone has to agree with me, and Solzhenitsyn is a little idealistic. But there is some merit in what he's trying to say here. And I think he's going in the right direction. It's clear, what we're doing in North America for health care isn't working. This book as a whole is even more amazing. Reading it from beginning to end gives you the full picture of the health care field and the point of view of everyone who's involved.
Solzhenitsyn's keen observational skills of what makes us human is on full display in this book when he shifts seamlessly from point of view to point of view. He crafts a single narrative weaving in the various roles and what their motives are so we end up with a complete tapestry of what makes up humanity when facing our own natural mortality. If In the First Circle is humankind's imposed prison on us, Cancer Ward is nature's imposed prison and what we try to do about it.
This work of Russian literature -which is quite epic in scope-deals with many themes. It is set in a clinic in Soviet ruled Uzbekistan for cancer patients ,in the mid 's ,shortly after the death of Joseph Stalin. It deals with the personal stories and lives of many different characters There are parallels between the cancer that ravages the bodies of the dying patients and the cancer of Communism that ravaged the once proud Russia. The hero of the novel is Oleg Kostolgotov who has gone from bein This work of Russian literature -which is quite epic in scope-deals with many themes.
The hero of the novel is Oleg Kostolgotov who has gone from being a soldier on the frontline of Russia's fight against the invading Nazi armies during world War II to a political prisoner doomed to destruction for falling foul of Stalin's psychopathic system to a cancer patient lingering in a rundown hospital He lives life to the full however , even in this seemingly gloomy clinic.
Cancer Ward is a semi-autobiographical novel by Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Completed in , the novel was distributed in Russia that year in . Cancer Ward book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, Cancer.
His foil is the Communist Party hack Pavel Rusanov , a man who has no heart and soul at all other than the Communist Party itself , in whose name he has cold-bloodedly ruined countless lives. Now he lies in the cancer ward layed low by a disease that even the mighty Party cannot save him from. Kostoglotov lives life to the full in the ward and has an interesting relationship with two remarkable women -the dedicated and beautiful Dr Vera Gangart and the vibrant and attractive young nurse Zoya. Through the stories of the many people in this book we learn of the type of society they lived in ,and there are profound observations on so many subjects in life that are extremely memorable.
Always in the classic Russian combination between hope and depression where neither completely triumph over the other , but rather vie in a dependant type of antagonism. View 1 comment.
Ward 6 South Located on Level 6 of the ONJ Centre, this ward has: 3 four-bed bays 2 double rooms 1 single negative pressure room 4 single lead lined rooms 11 standard single rooms. To withdraw your consent, see Your Choices. We're sorry, you already have an order being processed for this event. And so exiting the Solzhenitsyn-White rabbit hole I suppose I'm duty bound to deal with my own Ward 8c. Inpatient and Outpatient. Karin Grech Rehabilitation Hospital.
This is an extremely well written, slow paced story of the daily life of patients and employees at a cancer ward somewhere in an Asian Soviet republic in , with the soviet mindset, customs, oppression and resignation, coupled with fear of death.