"A credit to the NHS"

About: Hammersmith Hospital

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I recently spent 4 days in Hammersmith Hospital under the endoscopic/ gastroenterology teams, staying in Christopher Booth Ward. I felt that the treatment I received exemplified the very best that could be expected from our national health service.

In particular, I found the manner in which I was treated was excellent - I ws always kept informed of what was happening with my treatment and why any (inevitable) delays in my appointments were occurring. I was treated by all the staff I came into contact with - the consultants, doctors, nursing staff, porters, catering and cleaning staff - in a way that made me feel genuinely valued and cared for.

Critics of the NHS should be invited to spend time at the Hammersmith to discover why so many of us defend our universal health system.

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