"Day patient for eye surgery"

About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

I came for an eye operation on Novemder 3rd.I had to be there at 12 noon, It was 3 pm when I went,these things happen in a busy hospital, but I think I could have been kept informed. All the staff all day were exceptionally kind & thoughtful, but with very heavy work loads, I never had anything to eat, finally left at 9 pm, discharge done by a charming most efficient nurse who should have finished their shift at 7pm! There are improvements to be made, everyone is trying.

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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent admission to Darlington Memorial Hospital and in particular the Day Surgery Unit.

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 Ward Manager to pass onto the staff on your behalf.

I know they will be encouraged by your positive comments, but I am sure they will also take on board your comments regarding the lack of communication and the lack of food.

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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