About: North Devon District Hospital North Devon District Hospital Barnstaple EX31 4JB
Whilst on holiday my son developed a pilonidal abscess and a nasty infection. After a trip to A&E, he was referred to see a surgeon the next morning, who immediately booked him into theatre for surgery that afternoon. The care provided by the ward sister and her team on Fortescue Ward was excellent, not just that given to my son, but to all those in his same sex ward. Yes, there were grumbles about paperwork (as an NHS employee myself, we put the NHS to rights!) but the team's consistent caring attitude was clearly evident and was a marked improvement on care we had received historically at our local hospital in Suffolk. Well done Barnstaple Hospital - you made a tricky time all the more bearable - thank you.