"Why I travel 50 miles to this hospital!"

About: Friarage Hospital Site

I was admitted on a Saturday morning for a hip replacement. I was on my feet in the afternoon and watching Wimbledon tennis finals (they moved my bed so I could see the TV) The care was excellent, the hospital spotless and even the food was good. No need for private medcine when you have a hospital as good as this one. Pity the staff have money deducted from their pay to park. The local transport is poor and some staff live miles away.

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Response from Friarage Hospital Site

Good morning Thank you for your comments regarding the care and treatment you received during your adsmission to the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton. It is always pleasing to receive words of thanks and I appreciate you taking the time to contact us. I shall certainly forward your kind words to the staff involved, who I am sure will be equally pleased to read them. It may interest you to know the trust runs a ‘Thank You Award’ scheme where NHS colleagues, patients and relatives can nominate staff in recognition of their work. These are presented throughout the year for acts above the call of duty or where staff have shown exceptional kindness towards patients and their relatives. Please contact the chairman’s office on 01642 854151 or email deborah.jenkins@stees.nhs.uk, should you wish to pursue this. I do hope you are recovering well. With best wishes Patient Relations

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