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About: Friarage Hospital Site

I had elective gynaecological surgery at The Friarage just over a week ago.I cannot speak too highly of the care I received from everyone involved, and I do mean everyone; surgeon, theatre staff,nursing staff, admin and catering. There was a real team ethic in evidence.At all times I was treated with dignity, respect, kindness and sensitivity.Nothing was too much trouble. The hospital has a very friendly,welcoming atmosphere, perhaps because of its manageable size.Throughout I felt involved with my treatment and was given time and opportunity to ask questions.The explanations were always given with patience and understanding. If in future I ever need hospital treatment, I would specifically request to return there because the experience was so positive.

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Response from Friarage Hospital Site

Good afternoon Kathy Thank you for your kind words regarding the care and treatment you have recently received from the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton. I appreciate you taking the time to provide comments and I shall certainly forward them to the staff involved. We also welcome nominations for the Trust’s annual ‘Nightingale Awards’ which, once a year, recognise the important contribution nursing and midwifery make to patients and their families at The James Cook University Hospital or the Friarage Hospital on a day-to-day basis. Forms are available from the director of Nursing’s office on 01642 854344 or by emailing val.fothergill@stees.nhs.uk Alternatively, you may wish to nominate online at www.southtees.nhs.uk/about/awards/. Many thanks again for your kind words. With best wishes Mrs Karen Harwood Patient Relations Manager

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