"Ward 43"

About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

My mother is currently on ward 43 and is terminally ill. From the moment she was taken to this ward I have received constant contact on her condition even though I live in Lancashire. There is a junior doctor by the name who I cannot praise highly enough and is a credit to the hospital. After spending 2 days at my mums bedside he was always available to answer any questions I had and also involved me in any decisions been taken. I enquirer if it was possible for my mum to return to her nursing for a better quality "end of life". He quickly made plans for this to happen and am now awaiting for my mum to return to her home. I clearly witnessed the pressure the nurses were under and they have my greatest sympathy, I wish I could of helped them whilst there. I would appreciate if you could pass my thanks and gratitude to them and their managers they are doing a fantastic job in very trying conditions.

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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Thank you for providing feedback on your mother's stay at Darlington Memorial Hospital on Ward 43. I am very pleased to hear that you and she have had a positive experience and that you are happy with the care she has received at such an important time for her and her family. The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients, and your very kind comments will be shared with the ward sister and the Matron so they can pass these on the staff. Thank you for leaving your comments on NHS Choices. Patient Experience Team County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Tel: 0800 7835774

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