"Really excellent service"

About: Colchester General Hospital

I came in to A&E with my father on the 26th of November as he was seriously ill. I have been reading about the problems the Hospital has had but my families experience was not at all what I expected. Everyone we saw was really kind and professional. The Ambulance drivers were brilliant and reassuring and when we got to the A&E we were seen straight away by a lovely sister who started dads treatment immediately. We had a male nurse looking after us who was very cheerful and professional and kept us informed and involved in the process. We want to thank all of the Nurses and Doctors we met they were all very kind, knowlegable and communicative. Well done.

Story from NHS Choices

Do you have a similar story to tell? Tell your story & make a difference ››


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 Also, could you email me, using the reference “+ve Comment on Accident and emergency services at RDEE4-Colchester General Hospital at 26/11/2014 09:51:11”, please so we can pass on your good wishes? Many thanks Paul Searle, Head of Communications Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust info@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk

  • {{helpful}} {{helpful == 1 ? "person thinks" : "people think"}} this response is helpful