North Walsham Hospital

01692 408000 North Walsham and District War Memorial Hospital, Yarmouth Road , North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9AP
http://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 1 rating for this hospital

5 Stars

5 out of 5 stars

NHS.UK user rating
Based on 1 rating for this hospital

Cleanliness

5 out of 5 stars

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Staff co-operation

5 out of 5 stars

(1 rating)

Dignity and respect

5 out of 5 stars

(1 rating)

Involvement in decisions

5 out of 5 stars

(1 rating)

Same-sex accommodation

5 out of 5 stars

(1 rating)

Reviews

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MR TIMOTHY SMITH gave North Walsham Hospital a rating of 5 stars

Change of appointment

Having been sent an appointment in the post I realised that I would be unable to attend on that date. The letter advised that to rebook I would have to call the number indicated on the letter. This I did only to be held in a queue on two occasions for over twelve minutes. I was also given two other numbers to try by the automated system. One referred me to a Suffolk call centre who said they did not handle Norfolk appointments and the other number said they only dealt with home visits. By this time I was becoming frustrated and being local to the hospital l decided to call in. The receptionist was polite but informed me that they were unable to help as all appointments are dealt with by the number given in the letter. I related all my issues and they very kindly tried to call the number given, only to have to wait and then be given the other two numbers. By this time another member of staff became aware of the situation and said they could resolve the problem there and then. Within five minutes I had a new appointment. Please change to a system that works !!

Visited in March 2017. Posted on 22 March 2017

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North Walsham Hospital replied on 29 March 2017

Good afternoon Mr Smith
Apologies for taking a few days to reply. Thank you for your comment and sorry to learn of your experiences with attempts to try to change your appointment. I can understand your frustrations. I am glad that a staff member was able to resolve it in the end. I agree about a system that should work! To learn from your experience and understand which service your required and therefore how we can make improvements, I would welcome you contact me direct so that we can look into this retrospectively and try to rectify for future patients using this system. Kind regards Christine Little, Patient Experience Lead, Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust 01603 272507

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