"Excellent A & E Department"

About: Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

I had significant pain in my chest during the night of 14/15 April.

I looked at the NHS Choices website for angina guidance, which advised me to phone 999 for an ambulance.

The paramedics arrived within about 20 minutes and they were skilled and very efficient.

The ambulance took me to Kettering General hospital A & E, where I was dealt with straight away.

It could have been a cardiac problem but turned out to be less serious, following various tests and a chest Xray.

I was given stronger painkillers via a vein and advised to take ibuprofen to reduce inflammation - and it worked.

Thank you paramedics and A & E staff - you were brilliant!


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Response from Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to comment on NHS choices regarding your positive experience. We are very proud of all our Accident and Emergency (A&E) team including the good relationships we have with the paramedics.

I shall be passing on your comments to all the staff involved in your care.

I hope you are feeling better now.

Rebecca Norton

A&E Lead Nurse