"Bad service ! Two long to be seen between treatments."
About: Tameside General Hospital / Cardiology Tameside General Hospital Cardiology OL6 9RW
Posted by correctus8 (as ),
I am under treatment, at Tameside hospital at cardiology outpatients. After having a heart attack last July and then had an angiogram and then had an heart stent fitted at Wythenshawe hospital after about a week! My problem is this! I never get to see the original consultant that I am under! Appointments are far too long between each other for 9 months till I see the next appointment with consultant! And that will be with one I have never met, so they dont know my case history!
Then three mths ago I told the cardiology nures that I have a constant sinking feeling in my chest, like falling over, And its got worse and worse! And she recommended me to have a 24 hour heart monitor fitted, then they would see what the results were! So I did this and heard nothing after that for three months. mean while my chest got worse! And guess what? when I returned to see another junior consultant that I don't know last week I ask for the result of the heart monitor! And he said that they had not got them back! Then he left the room, came back with a bit of paper and said that they were fine! But did not show them me!
That no true as I was told I have an heart arrhythmia by the nurse and Wythenshawe hospital! When I asked what they could do about it? He said oh nothing! I said that it is debilitating my everyday life! And I said that I want something done about it! He told me not to drink tea, coffee and cola, When I demanded something done about it! He got annoyed, And said oh well we can up the dose of your beta blockers! He was very quick to say I was, not a suitable candidate for a pace maker! I wasn't in there two minutes, And yet my appointment was at three pm, and I didn't get seen by the consultant till 4. 54pm He was very dismissive and not very helpful at all! I am not happy with the treatment I have received from Tameside hospital, with long waiting times before follow up appointments by months.
No consistency with consultants and doctors, lost results! Meanwhile my chest is getting worse! I am seriously thinking of paying a private cardiology consultant in London to see me! And getting a second opinion! As have no or very little confidence in the consultants at cardiology outpatients Tameside hospital. As my heart arrhythmia feels like its getting worse! And no one seems to be listening!