"Disrespectful and rude receptionist"

About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

We came In with a work friend as she had fallen and twisted/sprained/broken her ankle (unknown as poor communication). Staff were hopeless, and extremely rude! My friend was told she was going to get some tablets I asked two time (in a hour and a half about these) the second time was told to sit down! I am extremely annoyed and unsatisfied by the lack of communication and disrespect! Especially considering the amount of time we have spent here and the rude ignorant staff!

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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Thank you for providing feedback on your friend's recent experience in Accident and Emergency at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

I am very sorry to hear that you and she were unhappy with your experience on this occasion and we will make sure your feedback is passed to the Matron on your behalf.

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns with you and if you would like to contact us with your name and some more details it would enable the Matron/Manager to look into your concerns for you.

If you feel this would be useful please contact the Trust’s Patient Experience Team on 0800 7835774.

If you would prefer to contact us by e-mail, our address is patient.experience@cddft.nhs.uk

If you do decide to contact us, please make us aware that you have left comments on the NHS Choices website.

The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients.

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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