"Surgery and 24 hr stay"

About: Eastbourne District General Hospital

I was a patient for surgery on 25 and 26th January. As someone who also works in the public sector I am aware of the pressures on staff and resources, and this awareness means I was even more pleased with the caring and supportive staff at the hospital. Without fail every member of staff, from admission to discharge, was friendly, professional and compassionate. I have previously been in hospital as a private patient in London, and the care I received at EDGH was of a far higher standard. I was fully consulted at every stage, the staff were friendly and showed no sign in front of patients of the stress they must be under. I am very grateful for how I was treated, which I am sure has helped my recovery to be more rapid.

Thank you to each and every member of staff. I will be writing a letter to the Head of the hospital, so that I can name all those involved who were so helpful and kind.

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Response from Eastbourne District General Hospital

Dear Jane

We're very pleased to read your positive comments and feedback on NHS choices about your personal experience of surgery at Eastbourne DGH, and we're equally happy to hear you're recovering well.

We're very proud of our staff at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

It's always their aim to provide a high standard of care and a quality service. We receive many compliments recognising this.

Please be assured your feedback will be shared with the staff concerned who will be happy to know how they made a difference to you and your recovery.

We send you our best wishes for a speedy recovery.