"Visit to caroline thorpe ward"

About: North Devon District Hospital

I went along to caroline thorpe ward this morning with my 17 year old daughter due to concerns with her head, I simply cannot praise them enough ! No corners were cut they investigated every possibility and explained everything they were doing . Her bloods results were back within less than an hour futher ones will take a bit longer but rome wasn't built in a day either. The Doctor on CT ward was amazing so professional but easy to talk to at the same time, their boss (sorry didn't get your name ) you to were great and explained do much with a sense of humour too . Nurses were all friendly and couldn't do enough . Fantastic caroline thorpe ward .

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Response from Jayne Kruszewski, Customer Relations Manager, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear relative

Thank you for posting your comments on the website following your recent appointment with your daughter on Caroline Thorpe ward.

I was really pleased to see the investigations and tests were clearly explained to you both at all stages of the treatment, as it must have been a very worrying time for you. It was also good to note you found the staff professional and approachable, as well as having a good senses of humour- which is very important when treating young people, as it puts them at ease.

I have shared your very kind comments with the Ward Manager where they will be very much appreciated and also shared with team.

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Response from Peter Brain, Volunteer, Healthwatch Devon

Dear 'Tash'

The comments and responses on the web-site of Patient Opinion are shared with us at Healthwatch.

Thank you for responding to what was a reassuring experience for you and you daughter at a time of anxiety.

More generally we are building a picture of the provision of services in Devon and these comments should help the NHS and other providers develop and improve their services.

If you wish to discuss this experience or any other health or social care issues with us in confidence, including seeking advice or information about services, please call (free-phone) 0800 520 0640, or email info@healthwatchdevon.co.uk or go on-line to www.healthwatchdevon.co.uk.

Yours sincerely

Peter Brain


Healthwatch Devon is the consumer champion for Health and Social Care in Devon.

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