"A and E admission for 86 year old with chest pain"
About: The James Cook University Hospital The James Cook University Hospital Middlesbrough TS4 3BW
My 86 year old father was admitted to A and E on January 14th at 8am. He was initialy attended at home by 2 very pleasant and efficient Paramedics who made sure that my mother (84) understood the situation, was reassured as to my fathers condition and had someone on hand to look after her. Their decision was to admit my father to A and E for further investigation into his chest pain. The Doctors and nurses in A and E treated my father with dignity and respect through out his short stay. Thorough investigation demonstrated that my fathers chest pain was probably muscular in origin and thankfully not serious. He visited radiology for a chest x-ray. The radiographers were kind and respectful and sensitive to my fathers condition, offering extra blankets when they realized he was feeling quite cold. My mother was kept informed as to what was happening and what we were waiting for. When all the test results were reviewed it was decided my father could go home with reassurances that they has done the right thing in going to hospital and that they must return if the symptoms returned or became worse. My father met lots of different people who all introduced themselves with a smile even though the department was obviously busy.