"I owe my life to the service provided by Derriford..."

About: Derriford Hospital

What I liked

I arrived at the hospital, by Devon Air Ambulance, in the afternoon of Saturday 27th August in a nearly drowned state. By 5pm on that date I had almost fully recovered. I apologised for my obscene language that I had used towards the staff in my unconscious state. I was transferred to Thrushel ward at 6.27pm until the next afternoon when I was released.

I was most impressed by the whole service - medical staff, the radiologists, the canteen staff, the cleaners, the admin staff and the facilities. Everyone I met in the hospital.What an impressive team in a very, very busy hospital. Everyone was so professional, kind and patient. Together you brought me back to life from the edge of death. I wish to thank you all so very, very much.

I would like to say thank you with a cash donation, but I'm not aware if there is a means. I'd like to contribute to a scheme that benfits the staff, hospital or others. A scheme devised by the staff.

What could be improved


Anything else?

A wonderful service that I owe my life to.

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