"I had a heart attack on Monday 31st March"

About: Musgrove Park Hospital

i don't normally do reviews but this event in my life was exceptional. I had pains high in my chest and after visiting my local doctors surgery it was apparent i was having a heart attack, Ambulance arrived and carried out some tests in the back which then was forwarded to Musgrove CCU unit. I arrived and was immediately whisked into the opps room where i was prepped for surgery from the team. The doctor started work immediately talking to me and calming me down this was obviously a guy who knew what he was doing. I was looking at the TV screen and saw my own heart in front of my eyes "an unbelievable sight" and all the time the doctor was telling me what was happening and a stent was recommended. I thought that was going to be done later, no it was done straight away and i watched in awe absolutely fantastic . i cannot praise the team more. After the surgery i was transferred to the CCU ward and again the staff were all first class and very attentive, no request was to much trouble. I cannot praise enough the whole CCU department in Taunton a five stare service. Thanks from Mike Palmer and family

Story from NHS Choices

Do you have a similar story to tell? Tell your story & make a difference ››

Responses

Response from Musgrove Park Hospital

Dear Mr Palmer, Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write to give praise to the staff who cared for you at Musgrove Park Hospital. It is always a pleasure to receive commendations such as yours and I thank you for your kind comments which I will pass on to the staff in the departments you have mentioned; positive feedback is much appreciated and I hope this finds you making a good recovery. Lucille Hoose. PALS Lead

  • {{helpful}} of {{total()}} people think this response is helpful

Updates, changes and questions related to this story