About: East Surrey Hospital East Surrey Hospital Redhill RH1 5RH
Posted by Peter East
Arrived at A&E 11am on Saturday morning 4th Jan with chest pain and irregular heart beat and was seen by the Triage nurse in minutes and felt immediately relaxed. I was quicky seen by the A&E doctor and then by a medical doctor, both caringly and professionally carried out a number of tests before transferring me, fully informed, to the AMU. There I underwent more tests, and was visited by the AMU Consultant. Although diagnosis was complicated by a known underlying heart problem, she reassured me immensely. I was then admitted to the Holmwood Cardiac ward where I was looked after for the next 3 days by a magnificent team. Problems solved, I was discharged with fully documented clinical information, new medicines and a follow up appointment made. This being my first hospital admission ever in 70+ years, it seems to me that ESH has got it right. Their care, A&E process and medical skills are second to none. For me it was a very positive experience. To all the staff involved I offer my grateful thanks.