"Cardiac Rehab"

About: Derriford Hospital / Cardiology Livewell South West

(as the patient),

A List of events:

Nov: 2012 CVE and a referral made to cardiology.

After visits to GP an apt with cardiac team and an angiogram apt made.

June: 2013 Angiogram and results suggested quadruple bypass asap.

June: 2013 following angiogram CVE on following day and admitted to stroke ward Derriford Plymouth.

July: 2013 heart attack admitted to Derriford to await surgery.

Aug: 2013 triple bypass.

The cardiac team in Derriford were excellent, from ITU following op, through to discharge. A small hiccup on HDU (maybe a bit of a personality clash).

On discharge from the hospital the follow up care from district nurses and the Cardiac Rehab Team was second to none. I attended the Plymouth Community Healthcare Gym YMCA (Kitto) and found this invaluable for regaining my confidence and improving my quality of life.

I cannot praise everyone enough for their understanding and support. I feel it would be wrong to single out any one person as this experience has brought me into contact with a dedicated patient centred team.

I now am looking forward to enjoying the rest of my life.

Thank you very much.

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Response from Wendy Hill, Livewell South West

Dear Optimist

Thank you for sharing your experiences from the healthcare services you received over the last year.

We are committed to co ordinate care for patients across Derriford Hospital and Plymouth Community Healthcare to provide the best care for our patients and pleased to hear this was your experience.

The district nurses and cardiac rehab team are part of Plymouth Community Healthcare and I will be delighted to feedback your comments following your experience.

Wishing you very best wishes for the future

Kind Regards

Wendy Hill

Patient Experience Manager

Plymouth Community Healthcare

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