"Treatment for my chest pain"
About: Dewsbury & District Hospital / Accident and emergency Dewsbury & District Hospital Accident and emergency Dewsbury WF13 4HS Pinderfields General Hospital / General medicine Pinderfields General Hospital General medicine WF1 4DG Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust / Emergency ambulance Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust Emergency ambulance Wakefield WF2 0XQ
Posted by Plaid565 (as ),
At the end of February, I awoke at about 3 am with severe chest pain which spread outward and upward into my jaw and soon became even worse, I woke my husband who rang 999, an ambulance was dispatched and quickly arrived at my home. I was taken to Dewsbury A&E the ambulance crew were very competent and reassuring.
At A&E I was given various tests and some pain relief. Then transferred to the MAU where the cardiac nurse came to see me and said I would be transferred to the CCU where I was monitored until I was transferred to Pinderfields at 6pm a few days later. The staff on the CCU were all very efficient and friendly, the bed a little bit uncomfortable, the food was enjoyable and hot, everything was clean and well maintained.
At Pinderfields I was taken to a single room, the bed was not made up the ambulance lady did it. No one came to see me for 1 ¾ hours. The nurse was clearly very busy, introduced herself, took my blood pressure, attached me to monitor and left. I was on my own. The next morning breakfast came about 08: 40, at the same time a doctor came to ask me some questions, my tea went cold. At 10: 30 another Dr came at the same time as mid morning drink I did not get one. By 11: 10! I was becoming distressed and weepy. At lunch time I was supposed to have a light meal as I was scheduled to have an angioplasty during the afternoon, they brought me minced beef pie, potatoes and vegetables; I did not eat it but had some pudding.
Finally I was taken to the Cath lab and underwent angioplasty and insertion of a stent, following that I was taken to CCU at Pinderfields, in a four bed bay with caring attentive staff, although my recovery was not straightforward I was extremely well cared for and was discharged home a few days later, fully informed of my treatment and after care.