"Outstanding cardiology from the NHS"

About: St George's Hospital (Tooting) (London)

I suffered a heart attack and the ambulance took me to St George's instead of my local hospital in Kingston as they knew it provided the best care for my condition. I had a cardiac arrest en route to the hospital and the ambulance crew did a fantastic job in reviving me. On arrival at the hospital I was taken in for an Angiograph within 30 minutes and one hour later I had a blood clot cleared and two stents fitted in an artery. The speed of the procedure undoubtably helped minimise the damage to my heart. I was looked after initially on Coranary Care Unit 2 and the professionalism and cheery personalities of all the staff was a glowing tribute to the NHS. Everything was fully explained to me and the follow up from different specialists (Physio/Occupational Therapist/Speech Therapist/Rehab Specialist etc) was excellent. I could not have wished for better care and the ward was clean and well equipped, albeit a little warm. I was transferred to Belgrave ward for final observation before being discharged. Again, the staff were friendly and attentive and a credit to the hospital. I have no hesitation in recommending St George's cardiac care and I hope they continue to be allowed to operate such an excellent service within the NHS against a backdrop of creeping privatisation and profiteering. Thank you St George's and thank you NHS.

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Response from St George's Hospital (Tooting)

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your feedback about your experience at St George's Hospital. Your comments about the staff who cared for you during your admission will be sent to the managers of the service. Both areas will be informed of your satisfaction.

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