"Thank you, Hammersmith"

About: Hammersmith Hospital

I have just come out after 25 days on Dacie Ward having high dose chemo and stem cell replacement.

I cannot speak highly enough of the permanent staff there - cleaners, doctors, dieticians, nurses, HCAs, catering staff - all of whom were either very good, with some outstanding.

12 hour shifts; 7 day cover; battling to get in on tube strike days. And I can assure you I have a very critical eye and can sometimes struggle to be a "patient patient". I had some difficult days in there but their professionalism, standard of care, and humour, were a great help in keeping my spirits - and my confidence in the care I was getting - up. I can only say many heartfelt thanks to all of you - and try and maintain those high standards, despite being used by our beloved politicians on all sides - enjoying their 10 per cent pay increase - as a political football.


OK. One complaint - the location of the place with not a pub nearby!

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Response from Hammersmith Hospital

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust wishes to thank you for taking the time to post your comments on NHS Choices website.

We are pleased to hear that you received excellent care from staff on Dacie ward at Hammersmith hospital.

Your feedback has been passed onto relevant managers.

We wish you well after your treatment.

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