"staff horrible and obnoxious at a&e"

About: University Hospital Of North Durham

What I liked

the triage nurse seemed nice enough and friendly to my son.

What could be improved

the "lady" at the reception was very obnoxious, my son had suffered a head injury and i had already rang 111 for advice and i was told to go straight to a&e and explain that my son must be seen within the hour, the woman at the desk sniggered at this and told me that id heard wrong, when i said i hadnt she was even more obnoxious.

Anything else?

i have had many unpleasant experiences with this hospital, frankly the "customer service" is a disgrace, if you want to be treated better i suggest going to a vet instead.

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Response from University Hospital Of North Durham

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for providing feedback on your son's visit to the Accident and Emergency Department at University Hospital North Durham.

I am very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your experience on this occasion.

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns with 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 complaints@cddft.nhs.uk

Alternatively, you can write to us at the following address: -

Patient Experience Team

Darlington Memorial Hospital

Hollyhurst Road


County Durham


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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