"excellent elizabeth ward"

About: Watford General Hospital

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From welcome to discharge I felt cared for by an exceptionally good, hard working and friendly team of staff.

Sfaff introduced themselves by name and explained their role & what they were doing clearly and patiently. I particularly appreciated handover between named nurses taking place at end of bed & involving patient. There was a good efficient working atmosphere on the ward. Staff treated patients, visitors and all colleagues with respect.

I felt as if I was observing, and being given, gold standard care with real compassion.

I found it a very reassuring experience, particularly as in the past, I've had some very bad experiences at other hospitals - resulting in high anxiety. This time my anxiety melted away.

Thank you to all staff working on Elizabeth Ward.

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Response from Watford General Hospital

Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback on your patient experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you were so impressed with the professional, efficient and caring service of our staff on Elizabeth Ward during your recent stay at Watford General. The staff value providing this service to each and every patient, and its great to hear the ward team recognised in this way by you. The importance of the ‘gold standard’ patient experience you mention is one of our key objectives and communication between staff and patients is something we’re working hard to improve on. So we know the team will appreciate your comments when we pass them on. In the meantime, if you would be willing to nominate one of them for our staff awards scheme for excellence, please do have a look at our awards page: http://www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk/about/staffawards/default.asp We wish you all the best.

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