"Even though it wasnt nice being ill, he care I..."

About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

What I liked

To be perfectly honest. The staff on the children's ward where I was treated were the best nurses I've ever come across. The care I recieved was exception. A special mention must go to the play specialists who really helped me through my hospital stay. In a way they helped me more than some of the nurses did. The children's ward should be commemorated for what they did for me and what they do for so many young people and children who come through their soors. Also I have always been of the opinion that hospital food is awful however it was nice. The catering staff were kind and good at what theydid. They remembered my tea order so thats extra brownie point for me :)

What could be improved

I stayed in hospital for quite a long time and eat very little, not because I was so ill I couldn't eat but because the food is always the same.

Anything else?

The nurses who looked after me were exceptional.

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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent admission to the Children's Ward at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

I am very pleased to hear that you had a positive experience and that you are happy with the care you received.

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 kind comments and suggestions about the food 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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