"r.a not much understanding by some staff"

About: Royal Derby Hospital

Found majority of staff to be very pleasant .was asked to walk to chemist to fetch meds then go back to r.a clinic and wait for futher treatment , would have not been worth a mention if id not just said about how painfull my feet were , lucky my sister fetched them , lack of understanding me thinks ! Also said I was reluctant to have time of work and was told thats what xboxs were for again surly a member of the ra clinic should no how ra effects hands !

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Response from Royal Derby Hospital

Many thanks for your comments regarding your recent visit to our Rheumatology Clinic. We were sorry to hear that you feel some of the staff working in the Clinic do not seem to show any empathy or understanding of your Rheumatoid Arthritic condition. We will certainly share your comments with the staff in this area so they may consider and review their behaviour and practice when dealing with their patients in the future. If however, you would like us to look further into this matter and respond more thoroughly, then you may wish to consider contacting our Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) via email on dhft.contactpals@nhs.net or Freephone 0800 7837691, who, with more details, would be happy to assist you in this respect. In the meantime, may we offer our apologies for this less than positive experience and again thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback as it gives us the opportunity to learn and improve things for the future. Kind regards The Patient Experience Team for Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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