"Mis Margaret Knight - admitted 13 July 2014"

About: Torbay Hospital

Margaret was admitted mid-morning, by ambulance, with a suspected heart attack. A sister told us they were not happy with an ecg readout and were taking Margaret to the Heart unit. Subsequently we were told a stent needed to be fitted. We were delighted to find a dedicated team were on duty, in readiness for such an event. Two doctors, one early and one later, each told the family things were not going according to plan as Margaret had suffered a massive heart attack and they could not fit a stent. Apparently her main heart arteries were seriously inefficient. A consultant then told the family she was very seriously ill and Margaret died soon after 8.00pm. The team were super and we would to thank them for all their efforts and concerns.

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Response from Torbay Hospital

Thank you for your kind comments. We are really pleased that the care and treatment Margaret received reached the high standards we constantly strive to achieve. May I also offer the Trust's sincere condolences for your loss. kind regards South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

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