"Wonderful caring team"

About: North Tyneside General Hospital

I recently accompanied my mum to her appointment for upper limb surgery within the Surgical Day Unit and I was delighted at the level of treatment she received.

I work for the NHS in a neighbouring trust and undertake regular mock cqc visit, and was very impressed to see the staff in the Surgical day Unit treated my mum with very high levels of care and compassion.

At the age of 85, she was apprehesive of the procedure and the staff did everything in their power, to reassure her and keep her occupied during the time before her slot in theatre, during the procedure and whilst recovering in the bay.

Many thanks to you all, you certainly made an excellent impression.

An additional note of thanks should also be noted as you managed to keep your operating list going on day 2 of the junior doctors strike.

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Response from North Tyneside General Hospital

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you so much for your kind words about our surgical day unit at North Tyneside hospital.

Our staff work tirelessly to provide high quality standards of care to all of our patients, I am delighted to hear that your mother received such excellent care and attention – all of our staff involved in her care will be pleased to hear such rewarding feedback. It is important to us that patients like your mother are reassured whilst under our care and are given the support they need during recovery.

Please pass our regards to your mother, we wish her all the best.


Annie Laverty – Director of Patient Experience

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