"My 4 day stay was in CDU (Clinical ..."

About: Chesterfield Royal Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

My 4 day stay was in CDU (Clinical Decisions Unit I think?)

I arrived late on a Sunday evening, and was welcomed, and comforted by the staff on duty, and had procedures explained to me as they were done.

All the staff who dealt with me during my stay were friendly, reassuring, and responded to any question I asked.

The choice of food was very good (When I felt like eating anything!)

Lots of cleaning was carried out during the day.

The discharge procedure was smooth and well explained - prescription, sick note for work, note detailing treatment given, checking that I had transport available to get home.

What could be improved

Dificult to get much sleep - some noise is inevitable, but staff voices could be lowered a bit more during the small hours.

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