"Thank you for my emergency angioplasty"

About: Royal Gwent Hospital / General Medicine University Hospital Of Wales / Cardiology

(as the patient),

I was admitted in early February suffering from a heart attack. I was transferred from the Gwent as they didn't have the equipment to perform the operation

My ambulance was met by a doctor who escorted me to the Cath theatre where I was operated on immediately. The procedure took about an hour and I was then taken to recovery.

The experience was personally very frightening, but all of the staff I met were brilliant.

I was discharged three days later and am now waiting for my rehab appointment.

I can only say a massive thank you to everyone involved. Contrary to all the negative publicity surrounding the NHS; my opinion is that the service is absolutely first class.

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Response from Julian Hayman, Internal Communications Manager, Communications, Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Hello Repete,

Thank you very much for your comments posted on Patient Opinion. I will pass on to relevant staff at the Royal Gwent Hospital and also to our colleagues in Cardiff and Vale Health Board as the University of Wales Hospital is within their Health Board area.

I hope that you are recovering well and may I take this opportunity once again to thank you for taking the time to send your feedback to us.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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