"Nice to have a treatment available, spoilt by on..."

About: University Hospital Of North Durham

What I liked

Getting treatment as I can not treat myself

What could be improved

I'd expect my Nursing staff to wear uniforms while getting treatment.......

And have healthy nursing staff.....not very nice seeing spoken words through a hand covered mouth....this was supposed to stop their germs going all over......plus a covered up wound....then......still nursing....!

Too much verbal instructions, confirmation and procedures......! When every bit of my information is in my file.......!

Having drip treatment......but forgetting to turn the machine on.....! or setting it to the wrong time period...!

Generally, my experiences in the hospital are excellent, and I mean excellent...spoilt by one member of your staff or unseen upper management.

Sitting next to a very sick patient who has to wave a hand to get the nurses attention.....

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Response from University Hospital Of North Durham

Dear Lebasdeslandes,

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit to the Haematology Department at University Hospital North Durham.

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.

Thank you for leaving your comments on NHS Choices.

Patient Experience Team

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 0800 7835774