GUNNEDAH'S nurses were rated among the state's best in a recent survey of public hospital patients.
The North West region featured prominently in the Bureau of Health Information (BHI) annual patient survey which was released this week.
The survey asked patients to rate all aspects of care from their experience in the state's hospitals.
But it was the Gunnedah nurses who shone in the research.
Eighty-seven per cent of patients rated the Gunnedah nurses' treatment as very good.
The rating was higher than the state average (76 per cent), the Hunter New England health district average (82 per cent) and Tamworth hospital (85 per cent).
Gunnedah's doctors also measured up well with 84 per cent of patients rating their treatment as very good.
The Hunter New England average (75 per cent) and similarly sized hospitals (78 per cent).
BHI chief executive Diane Watson said the survey showed most patients had a largely positive experience in care.