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"Chest pains and breathing problems"

About: Horton General Hospital / Respiratory medicine

(as the patient),

On 11th December last, the day before I was due to fly to Canada for Christmas and New Year at my son and his family's home, I developed breathing problems late in the afternoon in addition to chest pains I'd had for a couple of weeks or more. My wife called for an ambulance and two local medics or paramedics arrived, followed by another more senior one. Eventually an ambulance arrived and I was taken to the Horton Hospital at Banbury where I was admitted and kept in overnight for observation, being put on a monitor. Fortunately it was a false alarm; I had to see my doctor to get his o.k. to fly but by this time I had missed my flight anyway. Luckily I got another flight a few days later.

I could not have asked for better treatment from the moment the medics arrived quickly at my house to the time of seeing my GP at North Bicester Surgery.

My thanks to everyone involved. That was my first inpatient visit to a hospital for over 30 years and I hope not to go for another 30 years at least(by which time I'll be 94!).

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Response from Horton General Hospital 10 years ago
Horton General Hospital
Submitted on 27/08/2013 at 10:32
Published on on 06/01/2014 at 01:29

The Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust is currently reviewing historic comments placed on NHS Choices and we note you made a comment in 2008 which was not responded to. The Trust takes both positive and negative feedback recieved from patients, or their families, seriously and, whenever possible, we use any learning gained to improve the service we provide. Should you wish to contact the Trust regarding this comment or any other service you have received since, please do not hesitate to contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service on or telephone 01865 221473.

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