"Excellent care and treatment"

About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

I am a serving soldier who got injured on a physical training session. Within an hour of getting to the A&E department I had received triage, had X-rays, had a plaster cast fitted, given crutches and discharged until the next day. The following day I was given an osteopath appointment where the doctor gave treatment advice, re-plaster casted my leg, x-rayed again and discharged for four weeks. All within an hour. Two hours of compassionate and effective treatment that will undoubtedly aid in my speedy recovery. The fact I am a soldier meant in no way I was given preferential treatment, but should provide an accurate testimony that this hospital is first class in its treatment to patients. Thank you to everyone who helped me.

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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit to A&E at Darlington Memorial Hospital. I am very pleased to hear that you had a positive experience and that you are happy with the care you received. 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 Matron to pass on to 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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