"five star treatment"

About: Bishop Auckland Hospital

I've been fortunate not to be a frequent user of hospitals, but was hugely impressed by the care and attention offered to me during my short stay for a hernia operation. Without exception, the medical and support staff are delightful and showed a real commitment to providing reassurance where needed and minimising my discomfort. Two small areas which could be improved: there must be a way of reducing waiting times for surgery on the day of the operation. I was asked to attend by noon, but then spent four hours staring at the walls in the waiting room before being called through; second, the waiting would have been less tedious if the hospital offered free Wifi - not too much to ask these days,surely.

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Response from Bishop Auckland Hospital

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit to general surgery at Bishop Auckland Hospital. I am very pleased to hear that you had a positive experience and that you are happy with the care you received. We are also happy to receive your suggestions for improvement within the hospital, so thank you for those. The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients, and your kind comments will be shared with the medical and support staff that looked after you. 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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