"A credit to the unit"

About: East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust / Emergency ambulance Royal Derby Hospital / Cardiology

(as the patient),

I suffered a heart attack in the early hours of the morning. My wife called an Ambulance from EMAS and within a few minutes I was being attended to and was taken to the Coronary Care unit at Derby Royal Hospital. Unbeknown to me at the time a team of Surgeons , Doctors , nurses etc were waiting for me and performed surgery at about 0300hrs that morning in order to save my life. I had stents fitted and whilst they were performing the surgery it was noticed that I had another artery that was 80% blocked. The consultant informed me that they did not have time to do this at the time , however promised that he would do the other artery within 14 days. True to his word he fixed the other artery.

This unit and the staff within it from the Surgeons , doctors , nurses , auxiliary staff, cleaners , etc were outstanding throughout my stay in Hospital. Not only did they save my life, my care was at the forefront of their minds at all times and other patients within the unit. 

These people are truly remarkable people and all they have to do at the end of their shifts is say to themselves:

"What have I done today to make me feel proud" and the answer they should come up with is simply "I save lives".

A credit to the NHS , a credit to Derby Royal , a credit to the coronary care unit and a credit to humanity.

God bless you all.

  

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