About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

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Whilst I found the nurses over worked and helpful, I was disappointed to find that patients were left lying in their own blood on beds, patients collapsed regularly on ward with some staff taking little or no attention, some patients had repeated chest pains on beds in wards with no means of summoning the nurse. However, I found that some patients were sent home with chest pains from wards at the hospital whilst awaiting the Telemetry staff to fit them for a test. I also found that Cardiac Doctors could not agree on patient care and disagreed over ECG results. Would I recommend Coronary Care at DMH, no.

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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent admission to Coronary Care 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 patientexperience@cddft.nhs.uk

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Patient Experience Team

Darlington Memorial Hospital

Hollyhurst Road


County Durham


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The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients.

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Patient Experience Team

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 0800 7835774

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