"Sent home"

About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

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I was sent home by a doctor i had not eaten for 2 weeks i was bleeding i could just walk i was being sick my heart rate was 167bpm , he was very rude and asked why i had come here? Well he sent me home and 3 days later i was rushed in for emergency surgery and had my large bowel removed and was in ICU. If it was not for this so called doctor i would still have my bowel and not have to live with a ileostomy for the rest of my life. I wish i had gone down the lines of taken him to court, no money could bring back my health but it would have got him knock of his very high horse.

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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit 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

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Patient Experience Team

Darlington Memorial Hospital

Hollyhurst Road


County Durham


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Patient Experience Team

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 0800 7835774

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