About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

What could be improved

totally inappropriate aftercare with normal food after major bowel sugery causing constant sickness and malnutrition.

Repeated vomiting caused major discomfort and seriously delayed recovery. Nothing was done to provide an appropriate diet

Charts were lost resuting in missed medication.

Care was little short of negligent

Anything else?

I would not advise anyone to be treated as an inpatient at this hospital.

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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent admission to General Surgery at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

I am very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your experience on this occasion.

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns with you. If you feel this would be useful please contact the Trust’s Patient Experience Team on 0800 7835774. If you would prefer to contact us by e-mail, our address is complaints@cddft.nhs.uk

Alternatively, you can write to us at the following address: -

Patient Experience Team

Darlington Memorial Hospital

Hollyhurst Road


County Durham


If you do decide to contact us, please make us aware that you have left comments on the NHS Choices website.

The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients and your comments will be shared with the relevant staff.

Thank you for leaving your comments on NHS Choices.

Patient Experience Team

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: - 0800 7835774

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