"Amazing staff made unpleasant procedures ok!"

About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

I have had both an endoscopy and colonoscopy in the last few weeks and I can not praise the staff enough. The nurses stroked my head and held my hand when things were a bit painful and the consultants kept talking, keeping me calm and informed throughout. Neither procedure was particularly pleasant but before, during and after the staff were friendly, calming and humorous throughout. Wish I had got the staff's names but as both my appointments involved different teams I can only assume everyone in this department is amazing

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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visits to Darlington Memorial Hospital for an endocsopy and a colonoscopy.

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 kind comments will be shared with the Sister and Matron to pass onto the staff on your behalf.

I know they will be encouraged by your positive comments.

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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