"Emergency surgery within 9 hours after arriving at..."

About: Darent Valley Hospital

I came to the Accident & Emergency Department late on Saturday 30th August with severe abdominal pain and fever, and within an hour I had had my urine and blood tested and was sent to x-ray, and quickly diagnosed as having appendicitis. Nine hours later my appendix had been removed and I was in the recovery ward. I cannot thank the staff at Darent Valley Hospital enough for the treatment I was given and how quickly I received it. All of the nurses did a brilliant job and I felt like I was in very safe hands at all times. It was the first time I've had to spend overnight in hospital and the first time I've had an operation, and I thank the staff at Darent Valley Hospital for making it as comfortable an experience as possible in the circumstances.

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Response from Darent Valley Hospital

Dear Roxanne Thank you for this glowing review of your diagnosis and treatment at Darent Valley Hospital. All of the staff involved in your care have been notified of your kind words and were glad to hear that your first overnight experience in hospital was a comfortable one. Kind regards The Communication Team Darent Valley Hospital

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