"Two days before I was going on ..."

About: Torbay Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

Two days before I was going on holiday I was taken into Torbay Hospital with a suspected heart attack. I had extreme tightness in my chest and throat so I rang my GP to see if I could have a check up. My wonderful GP requested an ambulance immediately. I had taken an aspirin and began to feel better but the paramedics insisted I went to hospital. On arrival I had first class treatment, various tests during the day and eventually an overnight stay. Fortunately, I had not had a heart attack.

The doctors, nurses and consultants could not have been kinder. I was worried that I was wasting their time because I felt OK, but they assured me that any chest pain should be investigated - better to be safe than sorry. Thank you to all the people involved in my care.

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Response from Torbay Hospital

We have passed on your thanks to staff and are pleased that you felt you had first-class care. It must have seemed frightening at the time, and we are very glad that we could reassure you.

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