"Care through the emergency treatment system"

About: Southend Hospital

I have recently had 2 relatives treated at Southend hospital for emergency care. They were extremely well cared for once through the front desk situation which was awful. The staff there were busy chatting to each other and laughing. We had to wait a long time to give our details despite one relative being on the verge of collapse with pain. She went on to have an emergency removal of appendix. I cannot fault the medical or nursing care. it was excellent throughout. The paramedics were fantastic and so kind to my elderly relative. Thank you to all who worked hard on my relatives' behalf.

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Response from Southend Hospital

Thank you for your post and for your feedback relating to your A&E visit, it is important for the Trust to receive such feedback for us to make service improvements and appreciate you taking the time to contact us. We are sorry to hear the reception experience did not meet your expectations and ensure you this is passed onto management be looked into. It is positive, however to hear that the nursing care, paramedics and treatment was excellent so this will also be passed on we value your comments. Many Thanks Louise McIver Patient Involvement Lead Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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