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"The staff saved my life"

About: Daisy Hill Hospital / Stroke Unit

(as a service user),

The staff here are excellent. Their quick action and diagnosis have saved my life. I am so lucky to be here. The nurses on the stroke ward are fantastic; they are very thoughtful, and they can see what you need before you do. The nurses also will take the time to look after you, whether it be curling your hair or helping me to the shower- this was such a lovely surprise. However, some nurses could improve on their communication skills and bedside manner. I also think that having more staff on the ward would be helpful as there are instances where you are waiting long periods of time to get attention. I miss my family, especially my grandchildren, as visiting times and days are restricted. But overall I am happy with my level of care.

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Response from James Gilpin, Stroke Service Improvement Lead, Southern Health and Social Care Trust 2 months ago
James Gilpin
Stroke Service Improvement Lead,
Southern Health and Social Care Trust
Submitted on 10/08/2021 at 09:00
Published on Care Opinion at 09:00

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Good Morning papamf89,

Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback. Sorry to hear that you have been unwell, I hope that you are improving.

It is good to hear that you are happy with your care overall. I am sorry to hear that you feel some team members communication skills were not what you would have expected. If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate in contacting me via email:

I'm sure it must be very difficult not seeing your family as often as you would like, hopefully you have been able to avail of the Virtual Visiting Service.

May I wish you a speedy recovery,


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