About: Colchester General Hospital

I have never written a review before for anything but the kindness and care i received today i feel i owe it to all of The Elmstead Day Unit team working on reception and Ward B. Having always had horrible experiences in hospitals i was terrified about going into hospital for my surgery today. From the moment i stepped into the building the care i received was out of this world! They were so patient with me as it was quite obvious how scared i was. The staff worked amazingly together and i was never left longer than 15 minutes without somebody coming to check on me and keep me updated. The surgeon i had was lovely and she was very professional. The other 3 ladies i had in the operating room were a credit to the team and i can only thank you all for keeping me smiling. My biggest regret was to of not been so nervous so i could of remembered all of your names! All of the staff working those wards, the surgeons included are a huge credit to Colchester General. Thank you so much!!

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Response from Colchester General Hospital

Many thanks for your comments and taking the time to submit them. We try really hard to improve our services based on the comments we receive from our patients, their relatives or carers. We have a quarterly At Our Best Awards scheme which recognises staff achievements and thanks them for what they do. It has a team category, an individual and a volunteer category. You could enter the team/the person you were kind enough to write in about, by clicking here! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/At_Our_Best_Awards The Care Quality Commission (CQC) want to know what people think about our services - good or bad. http://www.cqc.org.uk/public/get-involved/share-your-experience Could you also email the Colchester Gazette and ask them to publish a letter? Email is: gazette.letters@nqe.com Lastly, we ask people like you who support our hospital to show that support by becoming a member. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1c0LPjY You’ll get our Mainstream magazine four times a year for free! And don’t forget, you could follow us on Twitter or “Like” us on our Facebook Pages. Many thanks

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