"I generally find the hospital ..."

About: North Tyneside General Hospital

(as a relative),

What I liked

I generally find the hospital is a clean place.

What could be improved

more staff desperately!!!!

Anything else?

my nana was recently admitted to ntgh, she was first in ecu, where she was really happy and comfortable and the care she recieved was to a great stantard, she was moved to ward 18, which i must say things went greatly down hill, she was told on several occasions that they had more important things to you, and when she was moved from ecu the porter moved her at 11pm when she arrived at ward 18 she was left sitting in the chair for an hour, the lady in the bed opposite had to call for a nurse as my nana had been left without the button and is unable to get out of chair! another occasion she asked for a blanket and 1 hour later was still waiting until visitors came in, there were many other incidents my parents weren't happy about,but didnt get to air our views as my nana was discharged with very bad news on only having weeks to live, i have never had experinces like this in ntgh but was so angryand unimpressed on how my nana was treated!!

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Response from North Tyneside General Hospital

We are very sorry to receive your comments and concerns via the NHS choices website. The care you describe would fall below the standard of care we would aim to provide to any patient. It is very difficult to respond to the specific concerns you have raised without being able to investigate in detail. If you would like to write to our Complaints Department we would be very keen to investigate and provide you with an accurate response. We offer our sincere apologies that you were unhappy with our service. If you do decide to write the address for your letter is:

Complaints Department

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Cobalt Business Park

Unit 7/8

Silver Fox Way

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE27 0QJ

I would like to thank you for your comments concerning the cleanliness of the hospital and for the kind comments regarding the care afforded to your nan on ECU. I will pass your comments to the wards you have mentioned.

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