"Heart attack & bypass surgery"
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Posted by Deafdoggie (as ),
I had a heart attack on a Saturday. Thankfully very mild. In fact so mild, I wasn't actually sure I was having one! Not wanting to waste valuable NHS resources, and with adverts of people going to A&E who didn't need to in my mind, I simply called NHS direct. Once I had described my symptoms, they promptly called an ambulance.
However, after various tests, the ambulance crew decided I wasn't ill enough to go to hospital by ambulance. So I arranged a babysitter, and, as I don't have a car, a lift to A&E.
They did more tests, and decided I had had a heart attack. I was admitted, and spent three weeks in hospital, and had a quintuple bypass operation. I can't fault the care and attention I received, the only downside was waiting an extra 48 hours for test results, due to a delay that no one seemed aware of, and only when I continually questioned it, did anything get done.
I honestly think I would still be there if I hadn't continually bought it up.
But otherwise excellent care.