"5 star care from North Devon Barnstaple Hospital"
About: North Devon District Hospital / Accident and emergency North Devon District Hospital Accident and emergency Barnstaple EX31 4JB
Posted by Charlie H (as ),
My wife and I were on holiday in Woolacombe in July this year (2014) and whilst walking to the beach through a woodland path, my wife slipped and fractured/displaced her leg just above the ankle joint. I could not believe how friendly, caring, helpful and professional all the NHS staff were in this area.
The NHS which we try not to use in our area - Hertfordshire, is very poor, and I always had a biased view of the NHS for many years, but this has opened my eyes, that not all NHS services are the same in every area.
I cannot praise the paramedics and hospital staff enough. Whilst my wife was in hospital, I could not help but notice, how well the elderly patients were looked after. I found all staff from the cleaners, admin, shop, nurses, doctors and even the consultants were extremely helpful and kind. The hospital itself was so clean I felt that you could eat off the floor, not that I would anyway, but this just summed up how well all aspects of the hospital were managed.
I would rate this hospital as 10/10 or 5 Star.