"Waiting was far too long"

About: City Hospital campus / General surgery

(as the patient),

I have had several heart operations including an Angioplasty. I was given great medical care by the doctors and nurses. I then went into Nottingham City Hospital last week for an Angiogram. I had an appointment for 8.00am so I had no food or water as I was told to fast. To get to the hospital, a driver had been arranged to collect me early which was inconvenient but the driver agreed as I live about 15miles from the hospital. I waited at hospital for a long time and my driver was told to collect me at 1.00pm. However, I had not even had the operation by then. I was in a lot of pain the whole time because I have shingles and also had no food or drink. This made me really mad and I thought that I might discharge myself from hospital but the doctors came to see me and talked me into waiting and having the procedure done. I had the Angiogram and eventually got home at 8.30pm that evening. The waiting around for this was far too long.

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