"Husband's prompt treatment for chest pain"
About: Freeman Hospital / Cardiology Freeman Hospital Cardiology NE7 7DN North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Newcastle Upon Tyne NE15 8NY
Posted by geektapestry (as ),
My husband, who is reasonably young, had chest pain a few weeks ago. First responder came and started some treatment and then the paramedics arrived very swiftly, both very swiftly after my 999 call.
After a short period of discussion it was agreed that they would take him straight through to the regional centre. Brilliant care in the ambulance as we made our way on a blue light.
Hubby was rushed away as soon as we got there to the angio lab and I was shown to a waiting room. The nurse was brilliant and sympathetic and gave me and my friend a cup of tea. Before I knew it the consultant was back to say he'd put a stent in and hubby would be all right. Within about ten - twenty minutes after that I was shown into hubby's room.
All through his short stay, both me and Hubby were kept up to date and I was never made to feel a nuisance for calling to see how he was or with any queries.
Hubby's discharge was straightforward and he didn't have to wait for his drugs either. Staff were always friendly and approachable. Brilliant unit.