"My husband had a collapse on the I of Wight ferry and was unconscious for approx 30 mins"
About: Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Isle of Wight Ambulance Service Isle of Wight Ambulance Service PO30 5TG www.iow.nhs.uk St Mary's Hospital St Mary's Hospital PO30 5TG
Posted by maridadi (as ),
An ambulance was called and he was taken to A&E at St, Mary's, Newport. The paramedic thought it was probably a stroke and assured me there was a dedicated clinic. It was a Sunday, there wasn't a clinic so we missed the 'golden hour' and after about two hours in A&E we were released, both in our 70s to a hotel alone. I then drove home to Cornwall 48 hours later when we both felt a little calmer and took the A&E letter to our GP at since when the care has been faultless. It has finally been diagnosed 4 months later as a heart attack and he now awaits an angiogram. I feel that if St Mary's had offered the correct diagnosis that day we would by now have resolved the whole situation