"Heart attack and subsequent treatment and care."

About: South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust / Emergency ambulance

(as the patient),

Whilst on a golfing holiday in Cornwall, I suffered a heart attack on Lanhydrock golf course.

I would like to thank the ambulance crew who were called and kept me informed of what was actually happening to me. Aspirin was given to me for under my tongue and was also wired up to a ECG machine. I was told I was having a heart attack and then whisked off to Truro hospital, one of the Royal Cornwall hospitals.

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Response from Sara Coburn, Patient Engagement Manager, Governance, South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust

Hi Sparkysteve

Thank you for taking the time to share your story - I hope you are recovering well.

It is always rewarding to hear stories of how our staff are delivering care and support to patients when they need it most.

We would be happy to share your story with the ambulance staff involved in your care, however to do so we will need some specific information. If you would like us to do this, please may I ask you to contact us on either plaudits@swast.nhs.uk or 01392 453 831 and a member of the Patient Engagement Team will be happy to help you further.

Thank you, again, for taking the time to provide us with feedback.

Kind regards


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