"I am no longer breathless and feel strong"

About: Calderdale Royal Hospital / Cardiology Huddersfield Royal Infirmary / Cardiology

(as the patient),

Admitted to hospital in January 2012. I was told by Dr Boulton I was in the last stages of heart failure. I was very weak and breathless, a very poor woman. Unfortunately there was no bed available at Huddersfield RI, so at 11: 45pm I was transferred to Calderdale Hospital.

The heart specialist at Calderdale consulted my heart specialist at Huddersfield and they decided to change some of my tablets. I was on a large dose of 20mg twice a day.

I was discharged from hospital January 2014 and came back to my home with carers helping me. I lost a lot of weight and went down from 7st 3lbs to 6st 2lbs, felt weak.

The most visits were by Dr Bedam. Was given a health specialist nurse Anne and they slowly helped me to recover – my tablets were reduced.

Anne gave me confidence and consulted with my heart specialists Dr Stevenson and my Dr. She has been so helpful, given me confidence and a power of strength to me.

I am no longer breathless and feel strong. I am gaining a little weight. I am limited to what I can do which I accept because of aortic stenosis and I need carers to help me which we employ.

Thanks to all concerned.

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Response from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your feedback, it is really helpful to know how our patients feel about the care and service they received. pleased all has gone well for you and that you are clearly being well looked after.

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