"They Saved My Life"

About: Bristol Royal Infirmary / Cardiology The Great Western Hospital / Cardiology

(as the patient),

I have just had a triple bypass heart op at Bristol Royal Infirmary - actually at their Bristol Heart Institute, newly opened. The expertise and help exhibited throughout by the doctors and nurses there was wonderful. What makes me so grateful is that this came after what I feel was a complete run-around by Swindon's Great Western Hospital for 2.5 years.

At the angiogram GWH gave me, the doctor said to me there's no way they'd want to try to put a stent in my heart. Yet after postponing appointments for 8 months, he told me that he thought he could do one of my arteries- not the main and worse one, but another. I feel that this would have killed me if I hadn't insisted on going to BRI.

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