About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

What I liked

I recently gave birth to my second child. My first experience of maternity services at a different hospital left me feeling uncared for and as a result of this, post natal depression. My most recent experience in Darlington has restored my faith in the nhs.

All the staff I came in contact with we're interested in their role, were very empathetic and caring. The staff: surgical through to nursing staff ensured I was kept in formed of everything and explained things fully.

This was a vastly different experience from my first child and I can't recommend the maternity services enough.

What could be improved

The lifts!

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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Dear Happy Mama

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent admissio to the Maternity Ward at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

Whilst I am sorry to read about your experience when having your first baby, I am very pleased to hear that you had a positive experience and that you are happy with the care and attention you recieved from the staff at Darlington.

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 relevant team.

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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