"Treatment time scale"

About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

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I was diagnosed with kidney cancer in Dec 2012 and I've had to fight for 3 mnths now to try and find suitable treatment only because I do not want risky surgery!

Its an absolute joke, I know there are other treatment options available in many other forms...I've not had pet scans etc to see if my cancer has spread or a biopsy!

Ive been told to sit back and watch it basically and if it wasnt for me asking for a refferal for a 2nd opinion I would not have got that either!

3 Months and still no treatment plan is a pure joke when it comes to cancer!

Darlington hospital has to be the worst place I've ever had treatment and hopefully I will never have to go back there again!

Fighting cancer is bad enough....Fighting the people who are supposed to help you is twice as bad!


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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent experience in the Urology Department at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

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

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Patient Experience Team

Darlington Memorial Hospital

Hollyhurst Road


County Durham


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

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Patient Experience Team

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 0800 7835774

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