"A & E is OK"

About: Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow)

I had injured my knee falling into one of Old Harlow's many pathway pot holes. The wait was reasonable for a large busy town and the area was spotless and fresh (but perhaps a little too hot for the time of year?). I could not have had better treatment from all staff including the receptionists and I wish the Dr was my GP! The new Saturday fracture clinic is a huge help to me because I dont drive and cant easily get there on a week day when my husband is at work in Cambridge. It was not too buy but the doctor said it had been very busy earlier in the day. I think the doctor deserves a nurse to assist them as they had to run for paper sheets, undo my shoes etc...not their job really..probably short staffed. X ray technician was very well mannered and put me at ease. Thank you.

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Response from Princess Alexandra Hospital

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is working hard to improve services and ensure patients receive high quality care the first time, every time. We know patients like Saturday clinics and are looking at how we can improve provision in the future. We would be pleased to receive your ideas and suggestions about what would help most and so your ideas about the support the doctor needs will be passed on as well as the positive comments about our other staff. Lastly, if ever you have an experience where you believe we need to act on your feedback to improve or learn lessons for the future, please ensure you either leave a message here or contact the Patient Experience Team on 01279 82 70 84 or email us at pals@pah.nhs.uk

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