"An angiogram in CCU at Eastbourne General"
About: Eastbourne District General Hospital Eastbourne District General Hospital Eastbourne BN21 2UD
Posted by Margaret Mansbridge
I had an angiogram in the Cardiac Care Unit at the hospital on 21st September. I was very nervous about the procedure, which involves the heart, but the staff who looked after me were the best. All staff were kind, caring, helpful, friendly and professional.
I felt completely safe with them and had absolute confidence in their ability to carry out my procedure.
From arrival to discharge, every member of staff that i encountered was helpful. Apart from the consultant, all gave their first names, and the communication was excellent. I saw a doctor before my procedure who explained everything, and the senior doctor came round afterwards to discuss the results.
During my day stay I was in a small ward with 3 others who were undergoing the same procedure; three of us were women, plus one man. I personally didn't find this a problem. The cubicles were curtained, we were all mobile and able to leave the ward to use the toilets, and the staff were careful to protect our privacy.
I have to return to the hospital for a second heart procedure, and obviously I'm not looking forward to that, but my experience on 21st September means that I can be more relaxed about it.
Thanks to all the staff who looked after me.