"What a fantastic facility"

I attended the Walk In centre as my own doctor was unable to provide an appointment and I needed urgent treatment. Parking was free and easy. Within 5 minutes of arrival I was seen by a doctor. The reception staff were very helpful with directions to the nearest open pharmacy as it was in the evening. The hospital porter even escorted us to our car as we'd never been before and came in through a different entrance. Wow, just wow. Everybody was so friendly, helpful and courteous. You felt like you were really being cared for. Tax money very well spent on this fantastic facility.

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Response from Accrington Victoria Hospital

Dear Anonymous First of all apologies for the late reply for some reason your comment was overlooked; but many thanks for your feedback on your experience of our Walk-in centre at Accrington Victoria Hospital, and thank-you for taking the time to do so. I will make sure your appreciation is passed onto the team who will be very pleased to hear that your recent experience with us was really positive as we always strive to deliver safe, personal & effective care. Your comments about the friendly, helpul and courteous staff are lovely to hear. If you would like to talk through your visit to us with one of our Patient Experience team so we can understand the bits of your experience that made this such a good visit for you we would really value this so that we can try to make it like this for every patient visiting our hospitals and services. You can either contact me (Wendy Stobbs) on 01254 734471/ 01254 733704 or email me on wendy.stobbs@elht.nhs.uk. Or if you would like to share your experience in confidence with an independent organisation please contact Healthwatch BwD on 01254 504985 or info@healthwatchblackburnwithdarwen.co.uk Many thanks again for commenting and best wishes on your continued recovery Wendy Stobbs, Senior Patient Experience Facilitator

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