"care on 14, 44 and Cardiology Suite"

About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

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I visited A&E on Bank Holiday Monday with chest pains, I finally saw a Doctor 2 hours after initial attendance. I was admitted to Ward 14, nice staff, However, one nurse said to another who says he's got Angina. I left the Ward and was moved to Ward 44, I found the staff brilliant, over worked and under staffed at night. I was told you must tell us when you have pain, not just lie in agony. I said I did not want to be trouble? I went to the Cardiology Labs on Friday, the Staff was brilliant, However the test shows the problem cannot be fixed. I returned to Ward 44, one of the staff said I thought you were going home and did not appear to believe the results. I found the staff brilliant and caring, I also found that two members of staff let the rest down.

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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Thank you for providing feedback from your visit to Darlington Memorial Hospital in 2013. Unfortunately, at the time you shared your feedback, we were unable to respond. If you would like to discuss your previous comments please contact us. 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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