"Airlifted direct to CCU"
About: Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske) / Cardiology Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske) Cardiology TR1 3LJ South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust / Emergency ambulance South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Emergency ambulance Exeter EX2 7HY
Posted by Sea swimmer (as ),
I was having tea in bed one morning. I am a fit active 64 year old. I developed central chest pain. It took a while to realise I should call 999. First responder came, ambulance came, they did an ECG, and called the air ambulance. I was rushed straight into cardiac theatre, and had an angiogram. They discovered a tear in an artery supplying the heart. They decided on treatment by medication.
I was taken to CCU. My nurse was Chloe, with Yvonne helping her.
I felt safe, and looked after in a very unexpected and frightening situation. I was constantly reassured. Everything was explained, by Chloe, and other staff who were all also amazing and the consultants. My rare condition was understood and they seemed to take a lot of time looking at results in detail, doing more tests working out what was going on. They also spoke to a relevant specialist in London.
Chloe was my nurse on 3 of the 4 days I was here. She was really kind caring and knew so much, even though she has not been qualified long. I was really impressed, and well looked after.
Yvonne is such a lovely lady. She really wanted to do the very best, and listened to me and we talked a lot which I needed.
I worked in the health service 20 years ago, and can only say I have never been on a better ward, working or as a patient.