"Excellent service"

I have had to use the Urgent Care Centre at Doctor Piper House twice in the last 6 months, both times as I could not get a GP appointment.

On both occasions I was so impressed by the efficiency and professionalism shown by all levels of staff.

The first visit I had conjunctivitis: i was seen by a member of staff - they explained the condition to me and prescribed appropriate medication - I thought they were very caring and empathetic.

The second time I was seen by another member of staff - I was feeling very poorly and they put me at ease and diagnosed Bronchitis. I felt like this member of staff did not try to rush anything and they were extremely thorough in their questioning and examination.

My experience of this service is first class, I have recovered speedily after both visits and I really appreciate the availability of the the Urgent Care Centre.

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Response from Darlington PCT HQ - Dr Piper House

Thank you for providing feedback on your experiences of the Urgent Care Centre at Dr Piper House.

I am very pleased to hear that you had positive experiences and that you are happy with the care you received on both occasions.

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 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