Patient Testimonials

Patients are contacted on a monthly basis to complete a short Friends and Family survey. Many of our patients provide us with commentary that we share with our staff and use to make improvements where possible. This isn’t always possible due to funding restraints and physical restraints such as room availability and the location of the health centre in Stanhope.

Easy to contact and obtain an appointment. Friendly and understanding staff. The service has been amazing with my mental health challenges over the last 2/3 years and booking same day appointments when I have been in crisis. I am currently in the process of reducing/coming off XXXX – I have had regular reviews with the same nurse/doctor. She has been lovely and I appreciate the continuity

“The receptionist who answered the phone was extremely sympathetic and helpful arranging a home visit for that day.
Dr was excellent, extremely thorough and patient, looking at the full picture, following things through, taking time, and with a lovely manner”

Following a recent referral to ENT it was discovered that Darlington NHS Trust has a 9 month waiting list for appointments. I was told I could go on line and book a slot anywhere in the country. I tried but was unable. Your kind and helpful medical secretary looked into it and sent me to Sunderland NHS Trust, I got an appointment within 2 weeks.”

“I was greeted by the friendly nurse who made sure that I was comfortable before taking blood as I have a history of feeling faint. She then made sure that I was absolutely fine before seeing me out. A very pleasant experience.”

“As a registered nurse of XXX years, now retired on health grounds, I consider myself to be in a position to offer an accurate appraisal of a healthcare provider.
My family and I have only recently registered at Weardale Practice, and have been impressed with the quality of the service we have received. Personally, I have found it to be thorough and proactive. My health needs are dealt with by the appropriate people in the surgery and in a timely manner. Referral to outside specialists has been made available. The appointment system is accessible and the telephone system is very good, with the call-back facility being provided. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable. I feel confident that my family and I are in good hands at Weardale Practice.”