"Disgusted with dr's choices"

About: Tameside General Hospital

At first I visited a&e and got discharged within a matter of hours. I went home collapsed and my mum found me unconscious on the Floor we returned to a&e where they did a lying and standing blood pressure check my heart rate lying was 77bpm when I stood my heart rate t rised to 228 bpm at wich point u started to feel it.I got admitted to amu. The ward staff and a&e staff was amazing then at around 5.40am I collapsed on the ward I stayed awake till the doctor did their rounds their plan was to discharge me so I got annoyed at the fact they would discharge someone with no answers with a heart rate of 228 so they decide to keep me in I had 24 hour tape on wich shown my heart rate was hi I collapsed later that day so at that point I knew it was a good idea to argue my discharge otherwise I would of collapsed at least home or in the street and ended up back in a&e the tape did show any abnormalities in the rhythm but if did in the heart rate then I got transferred to acu where I had an echo done on my heart wich was normal so they tried discharging me again so I asked for a second opinion because I knew I would end up back the second opinion said im Oki to go home and if I collapse there u is no need to go a&e yet again they tried discharging me so I argued because I'm no doctor but I know a heart of over 200 is not normal and neither is collapsing so they have decided to keep me in but I might be going home tommorow with no answers I have lost 2 jobs over collapsing as it has been going on a while I have hit my head a few times and I just want answers and there answer is go home and wait for us to get back to you I'm scared for my safety because I don't want to collapse and hit my head a bit to hard I need to get this sorted and refuse to leave without answers because I know there is something wrong but the doctors just t want empty beds the nurses even said I'm not in a fit shape to go home and other patients have even gone to the extent of putting complaints in about the way Im getting treated of doctors I don't drink or do drugs I Just want to be strong able to go hospital me with answers and more knowledge as to what u s going on so u can actually live my life without worrying im an 18 year old male who just wants answers

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Response from Helen Howard, Head of Patient Experience, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

We are sorry you have had cause to raise this.

Please can I request you contact our Pals and Complaints department on 0161 922 4466 or email Palsandcomplaints@tgh.nhs.uk so that we can look into and investigate your concerns.

Helen Howard

Matron Patient Experience

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